“As their most personal track to date, Marty Bukkakke Large gave Backyard Opera some deep comments regarding the song’s meaning. Click here to read all about it.” @tripleoneofficial
The inner-west’s finest hip-hop group, Triple One, are back with a brand new single ‘Butter’. The group is claiming that this is their most personal track to date and after listening to the emotionally driven lyrics it’s hard to argue.
Opening with a hook from the group’s singer, Lil Dijon, ‘Butter’ reels the listener in with some lo-fi effects before producer Billy Gunns’ iconic trap beats come thumping in. The opening is reminiscent of their 2017 track ‘Lakes’, which similarly creates a more emotional tone than some of the heavier Triple One tracks. The hook is poignantly painful, filled with forlorn lines like “Oh God, I don't wanna feel like this. Oh God, nothing that these days won't fix.” There is a subtle piano melody that plays in the high end over the chorus and the end of the verses that really hammers home the melancholic tone of the track. The verses explore some deep and at times dark themes. Obi III Terros, who has the first verse, discusses drug use, with lines like “asking for a rollie or a paper, rock up to your door I make you rip it through a gater,” before looking back on his life over the past 10 years. There is a particularly tragic line that portrays Obi as a nostalgic 24-year-old reminiscing about playing Spyro when he was younger. Marty Bukkakke Large’s verse is equally sad, with him looking back on past romances and a feeling that he can’t escape the pain, “my liver murderous, happiness never heard of us, demons I cannot rid them, bubble boy in the kitchen.” The pre-chorus, with Obi and Lil Dijon harmonising, perfectly and unforgivingly attacks the listeners’ emotions before the catharsis of the hook.
“It's about fighting a battle to be at peace with yourself mentally, except you don't know what you’re fighting... you just want it to stop,” said Marty Bukkake Large. “After a while you realise you can't make it stop, you just have to embrace it because that's part of being human. So, it's about learning to embrace chaos of thoughts, and accepting your own limitations and faults.”
With each new track, Triple One have an amazing ability to evoke the exact opposite feeling of their previous release, which in this case was the heavy ‘Jitter’. Currently, the group is working on a new EP that will serve as a sequel to their 2017 EP, The Libertine, set for release later this year. With ‘Butter’ the boys are demonstrating that the more emotionally driven song-writing of The Libertine will continue.