Two Feet – Pink – song by song
We know him as one of the best in the business at combining electronic bass and electric guitar, so why not start off his debut full-length with a groovy, dub-indie energy?
Here is the title track, and it’s another banger. Damn, Bill. This vibe is poignant. There are some dissonant vocal samples that carry the extended intro into a fiery drop. Once again, the violent guitar licks create a scene. F*** this is fierce.
Well, Two Feet has elevated things to another level. That’s all I can really say when I listen to track three, “BBY”.
After some jam-teases and vocal ploys in the first 1:50 of the track, Two Feet, or Bill Dess, as his friends know him, drops into a filthy, bouncy outro that sets an excited tone.
We are left to fully appreciate how this artist has generated such immense popularity worldwide.
Here we go again. This track is another blast of fresh audio firepower. The first drop does all the work.
And damn it’s good to know that sometimes the best musicians do get the credit they deserve, with Two Feet currently dazzling 5M+ listeners per month on Spotify.
5. 44 Lies
We hear Dess approaching this track with a new angle: mellow electronica. The beat and the low lead synth bleed fine lines of musical mastery, as Bill’s vocals slide through with an accessible finesse.
6. Lost the Game
This track was actually released via Republic Records as a single in 2018 along with the single’s b-side, “I Want It.”
Most of us knew this magnificent full-length album had to be coming from Two Feet, and the record deal with Republic has officially put Mr. Dess on the map.
It seems that since his very first release, “Go F*** Yourself,” went viral on SoundCloud in 2016, Mr. Dess has been consistently serving up bouncy R&B bops to his devoted fanbase.
Now we are progressing into another sub-genre found within Dess’ repertoire. Some crunchy bass tones pierce through a salsa-influenced rhythm section. And then it hits again; that filthy lead guitar comes in tight.
It’s honestly surprising to hear so many styles explored within this album, because previous to this release, Two Feet primarily remained within a very niche sound.
“Maria” is a moving piece of art put together by the evidently versatile solo producer, known by the full name Zachary William Dess.
What’s interesting is that although he grew up in New York, ZWD was actually born in Brazil.
9. Felt like playing guitar and not singing part 2
Ah, the cheeky follow up to the legendary “Felt Like Playing Guitar And Not Singing,” from his debut EP (prepare for another cheeky title): A 20 Something F***.
As this song progresses from a predictable chord-progression into a gnarly electro-outro, I can’t help but kick myself for skipping this track soon into my first listen.
10. I Can Relate
And now, we have arrived at Bill’s final genre-bend of this blissful album, Pink. It begins with a Jack Johnson vibe, but midway through we get a taste of… I want to say Bon Iver, if Bon Iver wasn’t as depressing.
I just want to take this moment to remind you that I still love you Bon… even through the 22, A Million phase.
Also, sorry to big Bill Dess for getting so sidetracked here, but hey, you only have yourself to blame for writing a track like Justin Vernon would.
11. We Will Be Alright
Cough ** filler track ** cough.
12. Pink Reprise
Ahah, we are back on track here with some real meaty content right at the tail end of the record.
“Pink Reprise” is a beautiful auditory journey that hits right at the center of Two Feet’s lovers, followers, and me—as does the album. Bravo.