Ticking Bomb

Album: Lift Your Spirit (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This haunting song wraps its antiwar message of mass destruction in intensely ominous rhythms and ghostlike backing vocals. Blacc explained to The Sun: "I was impressed by the extended tension in Kanye West and Jay Z's 'Otis.' The music keeps you on edge until the final release at the end. I wanted the sound and feeding to be tense, like a ticking bomb."

    "Lyrically, I wanted to speak upon the current and historic conflict in the Congo," he continued, "which is resource driven and fueled by consumerism in the developed world."

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