Every artist needs that song that going to pop for them in a big way and this has the potential to be that for YunB because Yellow Cab is one of those songs that finds its sweet spot in terms of flow, vibe, length making for something that just hits and stays with you (in a good way).
The flow and lyrics of this track are in perfect confluence. YunB brings in a little bit of autotune on the sung parts and lets his natural tone control things during the flow, making for thematically resonate feeling of those moments when you’re just a little on the lovely side and a moment of clarity snaps in before the wave overtakes you again. It is interesting how close he comes to slipping into mumble rap but never really gets there as his most important lyrics are completely clear and the slight slurring on the choruses and final bridge doesn’t block understanding.
The production is really nice. Things start off with that soft piano before the vocals and the beat come in and transition into more a modern R&B vibe than what you would normally expect from a hip-hop track. There are flourishes in the melody that you don’t usually get with a trap song at it helps to bring a late night feel to the track. The switch up at the end forecasts itself as the bridge begins to transition, but its a good fit for the song overall. The whole thing is mellow without being boring and urges self-reflection as much as it does a lowkey turn up.
The length is perfect. Most songs that run under three minutes usually feel rushed or like they got cut off before something else was about to happen. This track is very self-contained and is just as long as it needs to be to get its point across. Usually a song with a single verse comes across as incomplete, but there is a lot here to keep the from being the case thanks to the distinct bridges and subject matter as a whole.
Hailing from New York but finding a new audience in Seoul, we are hoping this is something that can help cross the divide and bring the rapper an audience from both sides of the ocean. At the very least, we want it to get enough plays for more solo work.