Cabu and Akacia keep it sexy and stunning with ‘Good’
There’s something beautifully refreshing about a song that exists without trying to be anything its not. Simplicity in the sense of not overtly striving to be preachy or to be a hit – or to be both – is something that’s become so rare that when a song does come along that accepts its face value, you have to grab it tightly and never let it go. In the case of ‘Good’, a stunning collaboration between CABU and vocalist AKACIA, it’s a song that makes you feel just that and then some.
What was originally intended as a rap beat and to have a rapper perform the vocal section of ‘Good’, the way Akacia‘s stunning and sexy delivery completely transforms it into a late-night, feel-good, electro pop crooner. It’s almost as if you can visualise her cheeky smirk as she effortlessly sings every line and weaves through out CABU‘s inventive production. It’s almost as if she’s doing the whole thing with a laissez-faire attitude, but her feather-light voice is injected with enough assertion to ensure we know that when she says “We got that good, good“, she means it.
But what ties this stunning track together is CABU‘s masterful production. While all remaining quite mellow, the crispness and attention to detail is near impossible to overlook. It’s a sexy, sultry melody built over an undeniably addictive bassline. The way he subtly and sparsely distorts Akacia‘s vocals adds another dimension to the song entirely, proving that even a little change can go a long way. More to the point, the making of the song itself shows CABU‘s natural versatility as the beat can find its home with a sexy pop crooner or a thumping spitfire rapper.
‘Good’ is a shining example of how great a song can be if the artist just lets it be, and CABU and Akacia have pulled it off perfectly. Between meticulous production and impresssive vocal delivery, ‘Good’ is an understated and refined sexy jam that, despite its minimalist sound, has maximum impact.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD
Image by Gigi Fussy (Fussy By Day)