New York CIty’s Carlos Hernandez dwells joyously in the crater Thundercat blew into pop music. “Crush” is sweet and rhythmically uplifting, with a wise use of space. The beats are remarkable for their elastic idiosyncracies. The lead guitar fluctuates between petulance and beachy fluency. You might get into this if you listen mostly to jazz or mostly to funk. But normier listeners can connect with it too. I mean everyone’s had a crush.
This track comes off Hernandez’s full-length album, On Folly, available on his bandcamp.
Carlos Hernandez 2018.