Over the course of years, the electric guitar has made substantial headway and has become an instrument not just limited to heavy metal (thank God that’s over). Many genres, including mighty Jazz, have now adopted this instrument that cannot be tamed, majorly for its intoxicating sound. While most of us are all for this evolution, “Gifted” will not be the trailblazing song to convince us that trap is now ready to foster this instrument.
In their own right, Brad Johnson and TDK are significantly ‘gifted’ artists, but this collaboration does little to no justice to their musical mastery. The song sort of demands that the listener abruptly shifts from trap mode into an iridescent reverie when the guitar solo comes through, a somewhat strenuous task.
Perhaps if it were severed into two different songs, many would relate. In all honesty, “Gifted” has virtually all the ingredients necessary for cooking up a masterpiece, and perhaps the song actually confirms that every one of them is misunderstood.