Croup- Cry Inside (feat. Animal Pak) (single)

In my opinion, a producer-driven album either succeeds or falls short depending on how much of a sincere collaboration there is between said producer and the vocalists that he or she chooses to work with. Although I have no special insight into how much back-and-forth occured between producer Croup and the duo Animal Pak during the making of the track "Cry Inside", the end result  has the feel of an authentic back-and-forth between artists trying to make something meaningful. On the track, lyricists Praverb and Don Streat seem to lay down any and all guards and proceed to pour their hearts into the microphone as Croup's sobering production helps to set the scene. Piano keys tumble, ambient strings rise and fall, and drums vanish then reappear to help punctuate key lyrics. "Cry Inside" is the sort memorable music that results when emcees and producers really collaborate and treat the art of making music as more than just a PayPal transaction.

...Still.  For all I know these 3 artist have never met in real life. And if that's the case, then that just makes this song all the more impressive. "Cry Inside" is featured on Croup's newly released LP, Circles which is available for free download on Bandcamp (here) or directly from Croup at (here)


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