I’ve been listening to Mattafix for a couple of years now, but Things Have Changed brings me back just a few months when I was studying abroad in London. Everyday after class I would wait at Bakers Street tube station (take a look), and listen to my playlist, which consisted of quite a few Mattafix songs, including Things Have Changed. Particularly, it brings memories of how “things have changed” over time – traveling from Minnesota to Arizona for college, and from Arizona to London (and all the little things in-between).
The song starts off with a rich set of instrumentals accompanied with what seems to be a vocal percussion. Preetesh Hirji begins with what may be some powerful and inspiring lyrics, but in all honesty, are hard to comprehend :). Marlon Roudette then takes over with his elegant & graceful vocals, but is often confused for a woman because of his high-pitched voice (I test people all the time). Mattafix has a couple hits, and I’ll definitely post more of ’em in the future, so make sure to sign up for my RSS feed, so you won’t miss out!
Also, check out their video below:
Genre: Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B
Location: London, United Kingdom
Marlon Roudette: Vocals
Preetesh Hirji: MC
Label: Buddhist Punk, EMI
Additional Songs: Stranger Forever
Additional Albums: Signs of a Struggle
Note: ‘Mattafix means problem solved. It is a saying that originated in the Caribbean.’
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