Vic Mensa’s sing-song style plays well for either a verse or a hook, and on his latest track, “Down On My Luck,” the Chicago MC proves that he can bring the style to more than just jazzy hip-hop beats too. Boasting bass, spacey synths, and a commanding beat, the track displays Mensa’s versatility as he takes his talents to the club. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that Mensa wrote “Down On My Luck” while on his recent tour with Disclosure. The British electronic duo has a clear influence on the track’s producer, Stefan Ponce.
Listen to the song below, and be on the lookout for it when it drops as an official single July 6 via Virgin EMI.