With the craft of skilled pilots, JUNK takes off on a musical journey with Squakin Like a Bird. A musical journey that merges the soaring melodies of jazz with the streetwise beats of hip-hop. It feels like they were having fun at the recording studio and decided to the hit record button. The consequence of this resulted in accidentally creating an earworm. That’s how seamless and catchy this number is.
The song opens with a chirpy intro paired with a hypnotic jazz string and piano section. The song then blooms once the vocals, the thumping hip-hop and Sax hit. The intricate interplay between the instruments and the sick verses creates a captivating soundscape. How can I go without appreciating the ever-so-fascinating sax and the incredible strings in the track? Especially when it all was tied together so beautifully in production. This being paired and layered with rap only made this song that much more entertaining.
A film that walks the line between goofy and biting comedy is Always Be My Maybe. The film has a band called Hello Peril and they have many songs such as I Punched Keanu Reeves and Tennis ball. I feel like Squakin Like Bird would be a song that Hello Peril writes. JUNK has always created masterpieces when in comes to jazz, they have proved time and again that they are true connoisseurs of the Jazz world. And by combining jazz and hip-hop, the group has created a sound that is innovative, deeply rooted in tradition and not to mention, hilarious! If you haven’t followed them yet, what are you doing? Their socials are linked below, make sure you follow them on all platforms.