Gone Mad

by Blay Vision ft JME

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Not only is Blay Vision continuing to prove himself to be one of the most exciting producers in the UK, but with ‘Gone Mad’, his latest single which features Boy Better Know’s JME, Blay Vision establishes himself as one of the more introspective & progressive MCs, free to follow the beat of his own drum. The single is taken from Blay Vision’s forthcoming debut album ‘Turner Ave.’ dropping June 2nd via Lit City Trax.

The song breaks out of Grime’s typical 140BPM mold that has defined the sound for so many years. Instead, Blay Vision opts to slow the tempo down to 120BPM, freeing himself from the confines of a tempo-based sound.

‘Gone Mad’ is a return to the roots of Grime where quality & originality reigned supreme, where tempo was an asset, not a defining factor. In Grime’s original-heyday, when the sound was first being developed, before Grime had a singular name, OG producer/MCs like Dizzee Rascal & Wiley were liberal with their use of tempo, often playing around at all sorts of varying speeds.

Following in the same fashion of his previous single, ‘These Guys’ (released April 14th), Blay Vision has assumed the role of both MC & producer. Long-time friend JME rated Blay’s original ’Gone Mad’ beat & the vocal demo that Blay had recorded soon after so highly that he had to jump on the tune.

On ‘Gone Mad’ Blay’s signature MIDI-flutes ring out like melodic car alarms over a Crunk-like bounce, driven by punctuating 808s. Blay & JME are brimming with indignation, furiously riding the beat with a visceral passion. The influence on the production of ‘Gone Mad’ can be attributed to both Blay’s love for classic 8-bit videogame soundtracks & Southern American hip-hop.

With ‘Gone Mad’ Blay Vision & JME raise an eye at the hypocrisy of the establishment & the shortcomings of the system, collaborating to create one of the most memorable songs of the year.

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released April 21, 2017

'Gone Mad' produced by Blay Vision
Lyrics written by Blay Vision & JME
Mixed & mastered by MSM
Artwork by Konrad Clough
Artwork concept by J-Cush
Music video directed by Matthew Walker

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Track Name: Blay Vision ft JME - Blay Vision ft JME - Gone Mad
[Verse 1: Blay Vision]
This world's so lost
So many pricks on the road, I feel like I'm doubting God
You can join the army at sixteen but can't buy COD
It's like I'm livin' in backwards times, nobody's on job
I told mandem don't watch my steedz
Cah' manaman's gone
Do you think I'm sittin' here waiting for life, do you know what I'm on?
I smoke weed, cah speaking to normal
Bruddahs is overly long
There's no unity in north, don't bore me with get along songs
I might sound anti but man i ain't wrong, no

[Hook: Blay Vision]
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone

[Verse 2: Jme]
I'm vexed
Feds drive bait on their mobile phone but nobody checks
You can't watch porn at sixteen but you can have sex
Everybody is a DJ now, when they never had decks
Should really call it a music jockey, but MJ's dead
School kids meaning a whole next ting when they talk bout chef
Man are in jail for a plant when the government profit off death
I'm a MC but maybe I should've been a MP instead
'Cause all of these lot don't make sense, no

[Hook: Blay Vision]
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone

[Verse 3: Blay Vision]
I tell 'em again we all have gone mad
Marijuana is banned, but cigarettes cajj
I've seen man get bun for less than a gram
It's mad cah' that gun should've never got here from ___
School kids in class just buckin' them xans
I can't blame 'em, the shit that they teach can send a man dam
'Does nobody read what dem man are teachin', or was that the plan?
According to history started we started as slaves family its a Sham

[Hook: Blay Vision]
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone

[Bridge: Blay Vision]
Told 'em again, yeah
I told 'em before and I told 'em again
Said I told 'em before and I told 'em again
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone

[Hook: Blay Vision]
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone mad
Everyone's gone mad, everyone's gone