Addictive, Bubble-Gum Hip-Pop
"Atlas" certainly does not shy away from the sounds of sentimental pop music, but f*ck it, I absolutely love this song. Hana Grosh's singing is beautiful and soulful, and her harmonies are spot on. The producer puts a very nice level of effects on them, as well. Anderson sandwiches Grosh's vocal hooks with spirited hip hop, rapped over uplifting keylines and poppy drums. His rhymes might be a bit squeaky clean for hip hop, but they are crystal-clear and honest; great for any young folks getting into hip hop. I'd certainly be stoked to hear my future kids listening to this kind of stuff. "Feel like I'm up in the air, like I'm Atlas/ not in the atmosphere, no I'm looking down at it/ got the weight of the world on my shoulders and my back / it's unbearable, but there's nothing I can do to relax/ until I sit down, pick up a pen, I know it's time to sign these papers I've seen again and again/ I feel like it's the only choice I got, figuring out/ who I wanna be, who I am now, and who I'm not."