A bright gentle hit of optimism. We seem to constantly need some of it in recent times. The rapper-producer-twin duo Kings Cvstle, making waves from East London across the indie urban scene, have joined forces with South London’s Dia Day for this brilliant lo-fi hip-hop gem.
“Each Small Candle” is a result of a simple formula combining classic hip hop and simple jazz-cafe-style beats. The subtle warped piano phrase echoing in the backdrop sets the mood on the track and allows for Peter King’s lines and up-front vocals to cut through the mix in a pure, uninhibited way. Revealing an honest reflection on life, the struggle of the journey, and ultimately the light that can be found in the little things, the insightful lyrics on the track lead to what feels like the climax of the journey – Dia’s catchy and mesmerizing hook.
Drawing upon the sense of difficulty and faith, “Each Small Candle” provides an essential and soulful awakening for those times when the weight of the world seeks to leave us feeling sleepy or uninspired.