‘Gold Status’ taken from LikeMikes upcoming album “City of Gold” was okay. The title suited the track but I found it slightly outdated. This could be down to the backing track, general style or personal taste.
However the fact the track goes deep in the aspects of Christianity and Spirituality (both good and bad) – something that most people (artists and Christian folk alike) seem to overlook makes for a nice change in theme and provides insight many may not have been exposed to through a rap song.
Despite having a hard hitting beat that suits the undertone of the track, it was echoic and therefore felt overwhelming. I think had the echo effect been used only in the chorus, for example – it would’ve been more effective.
Another issue I found was the struggle to determine how the artist actually sounded because of the “tinny” auto-tune vibe to it. When it came to delivery; the diction could also have been improved. All in all I appreciate the heart and the message.
There’s a definite attempt at trying to create an “anthem” type track but it doesn’t quite hit the mark. There are some incoherent parts which remind me of that Panda song by Desiigner but would definitely like to see what else Like Mikes has to offer.
Stream it below: