‘Eats the Tale’ is sonic alchemy at its finest, a concoction that defies easy categorisation but hits you right where it counts.
Grammy- nominated TOKiMONSTA, is back with a track that’s soaked in an intoxicating blend of nostalgia and modern as fuck sensibilities.
‘Eats The Tale,’ her latest creation, has an intriguing undercurrent of the ‘80s, that era of neon lights and synths, smoothly woven into ’90s R&B vibes, with a modern twist that’s as bold as it is refreshing.
I do not know how Toki pulls off this kind of genius sorcery. Her ability to blend disparate elements seamlessly is uncanny. She’s like a musical mad scientist, throwing in ’80s synths, ’90s R&B melodies, and a modern sensibility, and somehow, it all just clicks.
This beautifully tragic track showcases the soulful vocals of Rochelle Jordan, infusing a heightened awareness of the delicate nature of the present moment. By blending somber lyrics with dance-worthy beats, TOKiMONSTA and Jordan skillfully navigate the theme of mourning the loss of their affections, all while maintaining a vibrant and energetic production.
TOKiMONSTA explains the concept behind the track: “The concept visually is like that of an ouroboros, a serpent eating its own tail. However, I’ve done a pun where it’s about eating your own tale (a story). Many times we consume false stories/make-believe/lies, not realizing those stories eventually consume us until we disappear. Our sense of self is gone since we chose to believe in ‘tales’. Beautiful, but tragic – the things we believe to make us feel better, but it’s worse for us in the end.”
And as you listen to ‘Eats The Tale,’ you’ll find yourself wondering how she manages to bottle up so much feeling and pour it out through the speakers. It’s magic, my friends, and Toki’s got it in spades.