“This is completely yours.” As summer dwindles down to cooler temperatures and the remnants of the cicada invasion of Summer 2013, Brooklyn’s John Peña has got beats to keep summer’s high energy going strong. Peña’s knack for creating ethereal sonic soundscapes with his music continues the work done on his debut album. “Complete” will surely find listeners head bobbing along with the track’s infectious beat, and along the way, deciphering Peña’s smart lyrics that are so much more than meets the eye. I use these lame phrases because they apply so well to the lyricism on “Complete,” seriously. Following 2010’s Talent, “Complete” comes off John Peña aka Heavenly Beat’s upcoming sophomore record, Prominence, set to release this October.
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