The Niceguys’ new single, “It’s Like That,” is the latest from their inclement debut album, The Show, and, in some ways, the most important yet. “Without recording this song there would absolutely be no album,” reveals Christolph, one-half of the group’s producer core (along withFree). “It sparked something inside us to continuously make good music and to push our talents and start taking music more seriously.” This decision to get serious was a good one, as “It’s Like That” will be the latest single to garner video treatment inthe coming weeks and will also serve as the first official remix from The Show, with some exciting soon-to-be-announced guests.
The song makes no attempt to be anything other than a good time. The lyrics are fun and breezy and serve to show off theskills of Yves Saint, the rapper of the group. “One deep / Two Swisher Sweets / You can’t move like I move / It’s like I got three feet” he rhymes effortlessly, calling to attention his own expertise with the mic. Complimenting Yves’ rhymes is a complex but equally enjoyable instrumental featuring brass, woodwinds, vocal chops, and other instrumentation contributing to a sometimes upbeat, sometimes relaxed backing track. “Basically, we were just having fun,” explains Christolph. “This is our soundtrack to the fun we will continue to have while pushing the album.” It’s clear that, no matter how seriously The Niceguys take their work, their goal in making music will always be to entertain themselves and their fans.
Download:The Niceguys – It’s Like That