Zico, DEAN, and Crush combined on “BERMUDA TRIANGLE“, and expectations were understandably high for that trio of talent. Individually, they definitely lived up to the hype, but the cohesiveness left something to be desired.
For the most part, every section of this is quality. DEAN’s opening sets the tone, with the triple-time gibberish serving as a nice wrinkle, and the closing helps complete the track on a tone that’s epic in scale. Zico gives a quality rap effort, and the instrumental during his sections is when it gets interesting with an off-kilter beat that keeps listeners on their toes and allows Zico’s flow to go however it wants. Still, Crush is arguably the highlight of the song, killing the vocals between Zico’s raps and delivering the most memorable lines.
“Y’all fake bitches tryna act like me.”
So given all the strengths of “BERMUDA TRIANGLE”, it’s impossible for me to not enjoy the effort. That said, my criticism comes with the transitions between all these individual efforts, as they come off rather abrupt and random. It basically sounded like they took three of the premier stars in the R&B/hip-hop market and put them in situations to excel individually, but they never truly gelled together in the end.
That’s not nearly enough to put me off from enjoying “BERMUDA TRIANGLE” though, even if it took me a few listens to truly appreciate it, and I think anybody who gets to see this live with the trio in tow is in for a treat.
The music video was shot incredibly well, with the quarry (or whatever) and church sets especially noteworthy.
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As I mentioned, I did feel there were some issues with cohesiveness that prevented this from truly becoming what it could’ve. However, it wasn’t nearly enough to invalidate the instrumental and the quality of the three performances, and combined with an elegant music video that included some stunning shots, I’m impressed this met the high expectations to any degree.
‘Bermuda Triangle’ Single Album
“Bermuda Triangle” Song