The Gifted feat. Mackenzie Thoms – Locked Down

This collaboration between LA-based production duo The Gifted and fellow City of Angels native Mackenzie Thoms finds its pace and place straight off the bat. 

On Locked Down, the talented Thoms plays the part of the haunted paramour of an irresistible femme fatale perfectly;  whether his R&B vocals are laced with a fuzzy, rough-around-the-edges sheen or exposed and open, he expertly traverses between slick falsetto and yearning, soulful croon. 

Meanwhile The Gifted – aka Louis Castle and James Bairian work around their guest singer rather than against him; the pair’s amplifying cocktail of glitchy electronics, swirling drum and bass and shadowy beats never stealing from the story, only adding to its increasingly hypnotic build of emotion-fuelled tension. 

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