Amvis balances ambition and a bit of disparagement on his new jaunty joint, “Streets”. A sedate and comparatively amusing slow-burner that sounds like a whole life-story compressed into a couple of minutes.
The song is a conversation (in the literal sense) about how it is not uncommon to lose sight of one’s aspirations. But more precisely, Streets is about how Amvis digressed from his original plan for his life. And the song is essentially a TMI entreaty to be accepted back into the industry’s “streets”.
Regardless of how peculiar and loveable the whole dialogue theme and the somewhat-vintage feel of this song are, he doesn’t get free points for that telephone effect on every other line on the verses; it leans too close to dryness and the song would’ve thrived even more without it.
But then again, we’re naturally inclined to root for songs that possess a heart.