Image by Alexander Popelier

Image by Alexander Popelier

There’s a risk and a pay-off when a track incorporates opposing extremes. The risk is that those two sounds might clash and sound messy. The pay-off is that those two sounds clash but in a perfect way, playing off of each other’s differences to create something hypnotic. Tsar B’s new track, “Escalate” impressively captures the latter. The song’s dark and ominous R&B beats are expertly offset by Tsar’s saccharine vocals, creating an undeniable dynamic weaved throughout the track.

“Escalate” is the debut single from the Belgian singer, listen to it below.