ZEE's give his listeners a glimpse into the honeymoon beginnings, the turbulent emotional altitudes, and the eventual crash and recovery moments of his last relationship: an archipelago of R&B and Hip-hop combined productions that dot the lines of his latest EP 'Summer 98.'
The self-effacing Canadian Singer and Producer infuse components of Contemporary Hip-hop music as a foundation for his nostalgia-inductive R&B aesthetic at their most alluring capacities. His kaleidoscopic sonic renderings offer a supernatural clarity that borrows from the past era to embellish the current, and with his latest EP, 'Summer 98', "a sense of nostalgia excites his music with a blithe hue by the time the end arrives. Here, within an emotional cruise operating with a soundtrack hand-steered by ZEE himself, Contemporary Hip-hop elements erupt as clear stanchions for the golden era R&B Melodys he grew up admiring, flourishing within magnetic narratives and self deductive curations of the relatable battles and sentiments he's describing.
It's natural to get lost in his archipelago of new-age productions and developing storylines that center around a former relationship, traversing between the love-blind moments of a honeymoon stage—as the introduction track, "Amazing," prefigures—to the inevitable disloyalty and emotional implosion that follows. Right up until the instant you find closure. On 'Summer 98', ZEE differentiates himself by pantomiming at his 90s inspirations with songs that operate over feel-good vibes like, "Can't Wait," a track motivated by Diddy's "Trade It All" and "Do That" a salute to Keith Sweat's "Twisted"—to implement a fleeting sense of excitement for the nostalgia festooned storylines he buzzes over with new-age Hip-hop and Golden-age R&B aesthetics.
Turning the page into more introspective and challenging corners of the relationship, the Canadian notoriety boosts off of Nelly's "Dilemma" for a more adhesive hook, before routing his emotional sail into the gaping melancholic crevasses found within "Mean It." It marks his turbulent introspections at the tipping point of his relationship and leads into the epiphanies found on "Letting Go"—the "Ms. Jackon" inspired gyration that comes appended to the experience of moving forward.