Van Bobbi – “Morro Bay”

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LA resident Jayson “Van Bobbi” Martinovich, releases his second single, “Morro Bay” via his recently adopted label Lights and Music Collective. For those who pay attention, this is a strong deviation from Jayson’s original rendition of “Morro Bae” via his former pseudonym Collaj.

Now, for those who don’t pay attention, Van Bobbi’s “Morro Bay” shakes and reverberates it’s way into existence, that which is only accompanied by a peeled back vocal of Jayson singing the chorus, “Morro Bay, let the sunlight shine on you forever. Morro Bay, summer never ends in California”. Then, the full remaining layers are dropped in. To my personal dismay, one of Jayson’s epic tom rolls has been refitted with a single drum roll. However, no matter what the song has lost, it has grown and gained many fantastic elements. One such element that needs attention is the synth arpeggio on the chorus intro. In addition to this, we can hear a ton of depth in the production–a result likely of the Lights and Music production team’s direction of simple aesthetics like panning guitar riffs or an enriched, deep driving bass line.

Ultimately, “Morro Bae” lost it’s simple, tropical vibe to become “Morro Bay”, the synth-heavy dancefloor anthem.

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