By: Seamus Fay
After their powerful connection on the hard-hitting single “Paranormal”, it became clear to fans that when Xander and Humbeats work together, something special is going to happen. This is proven once again today with their latest collaborative offering, “Problematic”. On the introspective single, Xander reflects on the position he’s at in life and analyzes the sacrifices he had to make to get there with a sharp pen and an unforgiving tone. It’s ambitious while grounded in the roots that brought the young talent here in the first place, and all in all, it makes for a release that can’t be overlooked.
Only enhancing this well-executed vocal performance from Xander, Humbeats’ hits “Problematic” perfectly with slow-moving, dark production that brings things to another level. The tunnel-visioned atmosphere created by all of the elements working in unison simply forces me to keep this one on repeat, and when talking about some of Massachusetts’ most promising artists and producers, neither Xander nor Humbeats can be counted out. They’re running a wave together that refuses to be ignored, so give it a chance by clicking play on “Problematic” below – you won’t be disappointed.