Hot on the heels of his “Babylon” remix for Ekali, sober rob polishes off his sophomore EP, Salt. Last year saw the release of his debut Enlighten EP, and since then, we’ve been looking forward to a follow up that similarly captures the versatility of his style. Melding his classically trained background with trap and future inspired sounds, Salt encompasses the dynamic influences of sober rob in an engaging and substantive body of work.
Salt finds great contrast throughout, balancing bass heavy synths, memorable melodies, and heart wrenching songwriting. The EP kicks off with “True Colors” featuring vocals by Oshi, a genre-bending original with a forceful low end. Falling third and fifth in order are the title track “Salt” and final track “Moonlight,” respectively. From a sound design and arrangement standpoint, sober rob continues to expand his boundaries, and these installments within his EP will undoubtedly satisfy the loyal fans continuing this journey with him. The second and fourth tracks “Moving On” featuring Karra and “Summit” truly break outside the box in my mind. Both vocalists share an arresting presence that can’t help but captivate listeners from start to finish. Perhaps marking sober rob’s continued expansion into songwriting, “Moving On” and “Summit” are memorable highlights that will bring more into the fold.
Listen to sober rob’s full five-track offering, Salt EP now.