This is Sadistik’s new song called “Chemical Burns,” off his EP Ultraviolet, coming out July 1. Over dreary production, Sadistik kicks things off with a verse that’s reminiscent of Eyedea in some ways. Content-wise, it’s introspective but confrontational, and it avoids the traditional flow for something that sounds more like a rapper who grew up on punk and psychedelic rock. The dismal vibe is intensified when the chorus kicks in, and then in verse two, it’s a familiar voice.
“I’m a live wire in a dead world,” Eyedea’s verse starts before spiraling into a frenzy of meticulously crafted lines that remind us how gifted Eyedea was and why he is so dearly missed. In the wake of Eyedea’s tragic death, it’s almost unsettling to hear his voice, but a few seconds into his verse, that captivating flow takes over and makes it difficult to think anything except, “Damn, this guy’s good.” Despite that eerily prophetic ending, it’s good to hear Eyedea’s voice again.
“I was incredibly privileged to be able to make this song with an artist as special as Eyedea,” Sadistik says, “and I hold it close to heart. It’s yours now, I hope you like it.”