LE-VI - Pretty Little Diamonds (feat. Travis Scott, SZA & Rihanna)
Updated: Jan 4, 2020
LE-VI combines four tracks from some of the hottest artists in Hip Hop and R&B.
Travis Scott's "Never Catch Me" was used as the basis for the composition by sampling from both the instrumental and vocals. The sample is a very abstract, heavy and dark trap song which LE-VI kept in mind when combining other tracks in the remix.
Inside the Lyrics: Travis Scott - "Never Catch Me"
"No, no, no, no. All these diamonds shinin'. All this gold on me, all these foes on us. How do I dodge these zombies? They want my soul from me. Know that I'm gone, but one thing. They will never catch me. Falling off, falling off. Never catch me falling off. Falling off, never catch me. Falling off, falling off Never catch me falling off, falling off."
The next track sampled was "Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)" by SZA which created a dramatic battle between the two compositions that worked beautifully as they fought for position in the song: "Never Catch Me" being gritty and distorted where "Pretty Little Birds" was angelic and ambient.
Inside The Lyrics: SZA - "Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
"You are but a phoenix among feathers. You're broken by the waves among the sea. They'll let you die, they'll let you wash away. But you swim as well as you fly..."
Following the battle between Travis Scott and SZA, another vocalist enters the production. The next two samples used are "Sex With Me" by Rihanna and "Only 1 (Interlude) (feat. Travis Scott)" by Metro Boomin. A duet is performed here by the two artists (rather than a battle) as the remix approaches its closing seconds.
Inside the Lyrics: Rihanna - "Sex With Me"
"Sex with me, so amazing. All this all hard work, no vacation. Stay up off my Instagram, pure temptation. Hit a switch on a fake nigga, like a station..."
Inside the Lyrics: Metro Boomin - "Only 1 (Interlude) (feat. Travis Scott)"
"You know what? I heard this shit before. You told me you'd never let me go..."
Produced, arranged, mixed and mastered by LE-VI
Artwork by Levi Linton