Put You On: Paperwater- Slow Down You're Moving Too Fast
The Miami Duo is making a hell of a first impression with the release of their EP.
Slow Down You’re Moving Too Fast kicks off with quotes from Kid Cudi’s Ted Talk in his home state of Ohio. “I wanted it bad… I didn’t want to be a failure…” With this serving as a mission statement, Daygee Kwia and Eddy Samy, known as Paperwater, kick off their trek into the industry’s consciousness. The 18-minute EP gives you a taste into their sound which is nearly impossible to pin down. It's Pop mixed with Electro, mixed with a Hip-Hop aesthetic, or is it a take of Electro with clear Hip-Hop as a backdrop? It really doesn’t matter, it has lush sounds which play well on a bright sunny Miami day.
Slow Down You’re Moving Too Fast is not like anything that’s out in the Miami music scene right now or really in a lot of places. “Lipstick”, which was billed as the lead single, perfectly encapsulates the title of the project. Eddy Samy spills on a social media savvy young lady that loves to party and loves Cardi B. She also uses her iPhone to trap. (“Pictures with the green thong” makes it apparent what is being trapped here.) The lyrics often play like backdrops to the music itself, which is expansive and never sticks to one direction. The opening track “Moon Man” is spacey and smooth. “Hop Out” and “Out of Time” bookend the EP with heavier drum patterns and more rapping than you’ve come used to at that point. “So Lonely” is one of the strongest because of the melodic production mixed with the singing of Fort Lauderdale talent Nil Bambu. Her voice works well with Kwia’s production and melodic stylings, and certainly hope to see them do more work together in the future.
Overall, Slow Down You’re Moving Too Fast is not earth shattering but certainly does enough to spring interest. It signifies the duo can create a lane in the city and a stronghold that catapults their careers. I’m certain that’s something they want and it’s something they want bad.
Also be sure to check them out live at The Winter Music Conference at the Faena Forum March 26th and at Coyo Taco-Wynwood alongside Soul Selections.