Historically, dance music hasn’t really been a type of music that has told stories. With vocalists and more intricate production in the past decade, the trend has certainly become more common, but too often a track will just use a vocal sample and then a bass drop. For Afterfab on “Harder,” it’s almost as if the production followed the story.
With the help of Ismael, Afterfab tells a clear story of love and longing, and the emotions that come along with it. The production is imperfect but seemingly intentionally so, in keeping with the theme of the song. On the other hand, the vocals, conveying the bulk of the story, are crisp and beautiful.
Check out “Harder” by Afterfab below.