Atlanta natives Reptile Room and rapper Damez team up for a soothing blend of dark pop melodies and hip hop textures and flow with “Heroin.” The sultry tune creates a metaphor about the addictive nature of toxic relationships and doesn’t shy away from insinuating the compulsive essence that comes with playing in love.
The tune complements this mood by using dark textures and an equally addictive beat. Starting with a bit of ambience and the echoing of delicate vocals, the song makes for a pop tune, but moves to a gritty complexion with a hard hitting kick and the sibilance of the hi hats. These elements denote a nice hip hop flare, bridging together both Reptile Room and Damez’s soundscapes. Lyrically, the song plays with budding metaphors and captivating similes to provide an explicit sense of desire, seduction, and danger.
Reptile Room is an electro-pop trio formed in Atlanta in 2017 by Bill Zimmerman and brother and sister Sean and Sami Michelsen. Their first few independent releases gained local support in Creative Loafing’s “25 Atlanta Summer Jams” and Live Nation’s “Atlanta Culture Award” along with sync placements with MTV, E!, BET, and Red Bull. In 2019, RR released their debut album ‘Jade’ on Om Records and gained support and premieres from Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Atwood Magazine, New Noise Magazine, glamglare, Medium Magazine, and beyond. Tracks from Jade have been added to official tastemaker playlists on Amazon Music, Google Play, and YouTube Music and featured by prominent DJ Kaskade on his Kaskade Konnect playlist on Spotify.