D.C.-based hip-hop duo Beyond Modern’s sound, an energetic blend of hip-hop and dance music, is evolving. This spring, the pair came out with the
sweaty, day party-friendly “Top of the World,” followed by the explicit “Facedown.” This latest release, “Fall Through,” lies somewhere in between, though it’s certainly of a strong sexual nature.
With its combination of pounding bass, crisp snares, and fleeting synths, “Fall Through” brings musical charm to the 12:07 a.m. booty call. The opening lyrics get straight to the point: “Nights like this I wish you were naked in my bed.” No way to misinterpret that. The group is joined by Justin Rose and singer Alison Carney, whose breathy vocals on the song’s plodding bridge help it crescendo to a sonic explosion on a chorus where rappers Marx and Jazz promise to make companions “fall through [their beds] like there’s no floors.”
Even as Beyond Modern experiments musically, the pair’s signature wit and fun-loving demeanor persist. It looks like the duo’s upcoming Distorted Reality Pt. 1 project will be a step forward that pays due heed to Beyond Modern’s origins.
Stream “Fall Through” after the jump.