New Haven, Connecticut rappers/producers Northern Lights just put out their new album Gift & Curse a few weeks ago and fresh off releasing that, they’ve dropped a new song “SourGoo,” a collab with Himself The Majestic. Over a spacey beat, Northern Lights’ members Don D and Rod Fuego and Himself have some really great lines as always.
I really like when Don says “Metro North was the farewell the train left.” Maybe just because I’ve been on Metro North trains a lot. But, that’s also a vague, but pretty powerful image, too. Rod opens his verse saying “Ima live forever overcome the flood/can’t fight fate either gloves or gun” and also says he’s in the studio watching All That later on which is awesome. Himself tells a story about a relationship ending with some really great storytelling and ends his verse on the line “fucking up my karma I ain’t met another yet.” Which is a sad, but kind of perfect conclusion to the song and to Himself’s verse and his story.
I’m glad these guys worked together. Northern Lights are very talented at beats and rhymes and Himself kills every track he’s on. Whether it’s a guest spot or one of his solo songs, a really turnt up song or a more introspective one like “SourGoo” he’s always great. Oh, and isn’t that song artwork amazing?- Nick Vogt