Joe Nance’s goes for a tender, thoughtful rumination on life with the flawless flows of “Get2KnowMe”. Done with the utmost of care, these songs radiate warmth and compassion. Over the course of the album Joe Nance creates an entire narrative one that explores a life lived to the fullest. Rhymes feel vibrant while Joe Nance goes for thought-provoking lyricism. Sampling gives the whole of the album a surreal, psychedelic tenor to it. His ear for melody and ability to craft strong, physical beats works wonders. Throughout the whole of the album Joe Nance draws from funk, electro, hip-hop, R&B and pop in a fantastic dazzling fashion.
The title track “Get2KnowMe” opens the whole of the album on a note of stately grandeur. Usage of streaming samples further add to its effortless cool. A noir vibe ties together the jazzy heavy bass rumbles of “In The Meantime”. Nimble percussion adds to the potent work of “Some Dreams” where a giddy optimism emerges. Stripping things down to the essentials is the intimate setting of “Life Goes On”. Ramshackle rhythms work wonders on the laid-back reflective atmosphere of “FOTG”. Electronica reigns on the neon-hued synthesizer washes of “Ever Been”. By far the highlight of the album comes with the lovely approach of “TYLDL” whose multi-faceted, multi-layered structure adds to its kind tenor. Ebbing and flowing through countless samples is the hazy dream of “Staring At The Sun”. On “Never Change” Joe Nance ends the piece on a delicate, beautiful note.
With “Get2KnowMe” Joe Nance sculpts a fantastic, fully realized world.