Washington, D.C. rapper Joey Green has a flow that stacks syllables with a sort of twisting, serpentine ease, combinations of words laying foundations for multi-tiered images and intricate rhymes. His monotone delivery might not suit all listeners, but fans of rappers like Earl Sweatshirt—who make the prodigious seem too simple—will appreciate Green’s particular skills.

New single “Swim” puts Green’s ample ability on display as he raps about a relationship with a girl and its psychological toll, impressively blending abstraction and moments of clarity with his effortless rhyming.