Hot off the heels of their breakout singles, such as “24 Horas” and “En El Refuego,” NorCal’s own Grupo Diez 4tro returns with another straight lumbre track titled “Paranormal.” It’s the lead single off their newly released debut EP with the same name.
“Paranormal” finds the young band, both in age and as an outfit, bursting at the seams when it comes to their creative abilities. Their brand of self-described drill-corrido has already successfully turned heads due to the infectious sound that pools their collective influences. Some of which include Chicago’s own Sosa, aka Chief Keef, and recently deceased Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke, along with, of course, their own distinctive regional style corrido tumbados.
On “Paranormal,” premiering exclusively on Remezcla, we find the group taking liberties by extending their musical reach even further this time around, achieving an increasingly more mature sound within the confines of their already established musical output. Grupo Diez 4tro continues to experiment, adding certain flourishes from other musical genres—with the occasional nod to murder ballads and even horror-core. The result feels perfectly fitting for their sound. A certain amount of clarity comes with the music and how the group manages to occupy various spaces so effortlessly. Imagine Snoop Dogg’s-Murder Was the Case viewed through a current lens, but this time with a sharp as knives-Latine edge.
In the music video, Grupo’s own hardened street smarts background shines through brightly like the pale moonlight. The band’s prowess undoubtedly stems from being from places such as the outskirts of Sacramento and other nearby areas. No doubt a testament to how they are down for anything. Vocalist Jesus Moreno unleashes his wise-beyond-his-years growl, entering right after the beautiful yet foreboding guitar intro. This is followed by Moreno uttering the phrase in Spanish, “Ojo por ojo, diente por diente,” as the music pauses briefly for a chilling effect. A faithful type of vow to seek revenge on anyone who decides to cross his path. Almost noir-ish tone, describing how he and his friends are willing to risk it all, despite all odds, at a chance to be able to reign supreme. It’s easy to see how Grupo Diez 4tro, only being together for a short period, has managed to tap into a vibe that allows them to resonate with their listeners. This is the type of music you play with all the windows open, cruising down the street, relishing in a certain level of greatness. Plan accordingly.
Check out the premiere of “Paranormal” below.