From Saturnalia Superman… Akira The Don’s amazing Christmas album
I don’t know how many songs me and Envy have done by this point. A lot. They’re all amazing. Who remembers I Love You? That song was a.ma…zing. I don’t even have it anymore. I lost when my main harddrive fell off a table in New York, along with a whole unreleased album. So it goes.
Nothing Lasts Forever, our new single, is obviously a modern classic. Right now it’s attacking national radio like a gorgeous, rabid, lovelorn puppy, an it’s heartbreaking video is storming internets charts all over the, um, internets.
Indeed. Envy and Akira The Don is a duo proven to do damage. And this, our Latest Thing, is the first one in which we’ve bust out the crooning. We’d been listening to R Kelly a lot before we made this. Envy was all like, OMFG, have you heard the “you remind me of my jeep one“? I actually hadn’t, somehow. What a revelation that was.
Anyway. I made this beat by accident while I was making another song. I came across the synth while I searching for a sound for another song, and had to stop right there and record the progression that makes up the backbone of this song. GODDAMN! I said to my self. WHAT LUSH CRAZINESS IS THIS? I thanked my Gods, then embellished the thing. Some fingersnaps, some sleigh bells, boom. Littles was going to be on this, until he didn’t turn up they day we were gonna record it. He wanted to call it “The Naughty List”. It was always destined for rudeness. Envy and I wrote it together in about an hour, and all that stuff at the ned was comped down from one take in which Envy freestyled like a rowdy nightingale through some reverb and auto tune for about 6 and a half minutes. She finished demading, in song, “don’t do that thing with the cracker where you put your thumb over the middle so you can win you biiiiiitch don’t piss me ooooooofff! But me an iiii paaaaaaaad!” I cut that bit as I felt it went against the positive, non comercial vibe prevalent in the rest of the song.
Thing is, for all it’s lusty auto-tuned crooning and banter from Envy about choking people with fairylights (“you’ll like it! It’ll do you good!”), this song is glorious and touching and truly emotional (and amazing) because it has genuine heart and a deep rooted beauty borne out of true love in it. Notice how I don’t even start singing that hearwrenching “I can’t think of noting/that we have to do” bit ’till halfway through the fade-out. Notice it’s a two minute fade out. I put that in so the end doesn’t take you out of your zone when you’re making sweet love to it.
I know, right? I do this for you, because I care.
You can thank me by naming your child AKIRA THE DON if it’s a boy (all three words, thanks) or ENVY if it’s a girl.