And look at that, we have another excellent song from the Divergent soundtrack. This time it’s “In Distress,” a collaboration between A$AP Rocky and French DJ/producer Gesaffelstein, who is on the rise after contributing production on boundary-pushing Yeezus tracks “Black Skinhead” and “Send It Up.”
For this cut, Rocky strikes his cooler-than-cool pose, barely breaking a sweat as he raps and sings over the Frenchman’s icy, rubbery beat comprising creepy strings, buzzing synths and echoing yelps. There’s a lot going on, but the song only uses the sparest of actual percussion, giving it a minimalist feel.
It’s a perfect melding of Rocky’s druggy swagger and Gesaffelstein’s sleek horror movie electro. Hear it below.
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