A young savvy and musician from Miami Florida who goes by the professional stage name “Gohan the Supreme Kai” is coming through with a unique sound that was born on Soundcloud and combines hip-hop with the 00s rock heartbreak. And as the popularity of emo-sound continues to rise, he rises to the brink of genuine superstardom, as evidenced by the staggering stream numbers that track from his “Heartbreak Moon” have pulled so far, with popular tracks such as “Perfect”, “Will You”, “Joint”, “Deeper” and “Dial Tone” leading those stream numbers. Striking a chord with its cleverly tormenting auto-tuned melodies and immersive melancholy, the space part of the album’s title/name seems appropriate!
The tune “For the Better” speaks of the title, with the fraught, fragile other-words of knife-edge anxiety and sensitivity coming out of the lyrics, which take on the fragmented feelings that ensue after a breakup—convincing oneself that they are actually doing better but being haunted by dark feelings of hate and jealousy of one’s own progress and achievement. It’s like a never-ending emotional rollercoaster that never stops spinning, leaving you with nothing but a migraine!
The repeated poetic confrontation of mortality in this tune is backed to glorious grace with the acoustic blend of the guitar intro, laying the perfect foundation for those bass heavy synths and percussively structured drums to shine and design a fashionable banging track that feels ethereally fulfilling and structurally satisfying- maybe serving as a tormenting reminder that there is no shame in vulnerability and nothing to be gained from pushing your feelings down.
For the fans of unapologetically emotive sound heartbroken anthems that tremble with trauma, Gohan the Supreme Kai has built you a safe harbor to drown your feelings to a safe space where there are no judgments; just fragmented feelings escorted to melodic glory through heartbroken anthem delivered by a young prodigy of industrial discipline who has had his fair share of heartbreak to relate with!
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