So… there’s a reason why my sporadically-used Twitter is strictly used for jokes, the occasional tidbit, Dragon Ball stannery and information about deejaying gigs.
I’ve been involved in the music business for well over a decade now, and I’ve forgotten more than what many others know. So, at this point in my life I do what I can to separate from the “Meka” side of my life, and Twitter actually plays a small role in that.
In other words, it’s next to impossible to get a response or reaction out of me whenever I get a tweet about a musician’s music cold-called straight into my mentions. Every now and then I’ll see something that may warrant a cursory listen, but it’s 2019: firing off tweets is not a marketing plan.
This is where Hawaii-based artist 4K comes into this long-winded diatribe. A few days ago, one of my close friends randomly retweeted a preview of this song into my timeline and — lo and behold — it caught my attention. “Love Me” is, essentially, a track anchored by heavy 808s and a sample of Bob Marley’s “Waiting In Vain,” which — being honest here — sounds rather absurd, but… I actually really enjoy this song. Thanks, quasi-much to my chagrin, to Twitter.