The producer also known as Bwana steps up with his most personal tracks to date.
These tracks, Micay has said, are his "most personal… to date," and were "self-therapy" against "the endless churn of negativity in the news and online." The serene atmosphere on "Beginning Ballads" suggests some cleanse to that effect. The A-side's synth wails resurface here as a pale wash of choir-like chords elevated to impossible registers. Other elements withdraw into supporting roles. The coiling lead evaporates as quickly as it rises. Soft vocal tones drape the stereo field. In a certain light, "Beginning Ballads"'s emptiness could seem unsatisfying—there's not a lot to grab onto in the mids other than that vapoury line. Something about it sticks all the same. With a few EQ adjustments and an incoming track, you can easily imagine it pushing a dance floor over the edge at sunrise. It also sounds exactly like what Micay might've been searching for: a fresh start.