450 is a rising Jamaican artist who burst onto the streaming scene in 2019. Having always had a natural talent for music, the Dancehall artist honed his craft over the years to become the songwriter that he is today. Although he receives inspiration from a number of styles, 450 combines a variety of compositional elements to form his unique sound. To date, 450 has eleven singles/EPs in his Spotify discography. One of his most popular tracks, ‘Imperfections’ that was produced and mixed by ‘Week-Day’, has amassed more than fifty-seven thousand streams on Spotify alone. With a growing number of followers and listeners, there is no denying the fact that 450 has developed a dedicated following of loyal fans.
The single‘Journey’ 450’s latest release is produced by DWH Records and is “dedicated to the haters” and the “people who don’t mean  well”. ‘Journey’ has trended at #2 on YouTube, received a Top Songs feature on Audiomack, and a #3 placement on Apple Music’s Top 25 chart for Kingston, Jamaica. The track lasts around three minutes and sits at 92bpm. ‘Journey’ commences with a twenty second introductory section that sets the tone for the beat. The vocal color is clean and stylistic; seamlessly synchronizing with the smooth vibe of the instrumentation. The subtle layering of multiple backing vocal elements adds a creative flare to the overall sound without detracting from the main vocal line.
The rhythmic beat combines with the atmospheric instrumentation to provide the perfect platform for the vocal. The percussion systematically pulls back in the mix at various stages; delivering just the right amount of dynamic diversity to ensure that ‘Journey’ is engaging from start to finish. By the time this track draws to a close, you’ll find yourself humming along with the catchy hook and in need of hitting that repeat button for another listen. From the well balanced production and creative arrangement, to the authentic vocal performance, fans of 450, as well as those who appreciate new music, will definitely want to hear this single. Make sure you follow 450 on social media to keep up to date with upcoming releases and performances!
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