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Remember the Time - Pludoe

Although it shares the name with the famous Michael Jackson track, that’s the only resemblance these two songs bear. Opening up with a sample from Boom Clap Bachelors, one you might find familiar if you’re also a fan of Kendrick Lamar, Pludoe invites us to join him for a brief glimpse into his love life on this minute-and-a-half long track. The iconic guitar riff (popularized by “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe”) carries the central melody for the entire record, while various drums are layered throughout for that additional punchy rhythm. There’s a shake and a clap added, and the ensemble of additional elements helps flesh out this musical idea, despite its brevity.

Instead of adhering to a more commonly used song structure, Pludoe switches things up by incorporating a few short verses instead, with elements of a chorus peaking at the front and back of the track. Opting for more of a play-by-play style of rhymes, it adds a narrative facet to this part as well. Pludoe’s definitely got some bars, and although the song is short, he manages to eke out some memorable lines that are sure to make for a neat Instagram caption as well.

As much as I enjoyed the track, I do wish it was longer and more fleshed out musically. Despite its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it runtime, what’s here is still a good track on its own. It is definitely a nice mood setter, especially if you are looking for a particular type, and an entertaining tune nonetheless.


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