Dot Cromwell juggles priorities on polarized new single “Me Ova U”

Rapper, singer, and culture curator Dot Cromwell has released a brooding new track titled, “Me Ova U.” Cromwell hails from Philly but has relocated to Brooklyn where he manages The Parlor, a creative art house. He has also taken to support emerging artists of color through Million Watts Music Group which he co-founded with R&B singer and songwriter DioMara. The single comes during a rush of momentum in Cromwell’s career with the release of Full of Sin, his first EP, last year and his inclusion in Pharrell’s hand picked playlist, I am OTHER Vol. 1. 

The track sets the scene in the middle of a late-night, internal struggle as Cromwell becomes his own worst enemy. Reckless lines like “I’mma always choose me over you,” picture him caught in a place of both accepting his wrongs and struggling to find a real desire to mend them, ultimately defaulting to apathy.

Blavk Mvgk’s layered production mirrors this duality with its use of Toronto-esque, brooding swells contrasted by lively, LatinX percussive shakes. Cromwell maneuvers through this to display his dual-threat vocal abilities, pacing back and forth in contemplative rap cadences and delivering a breezy hook. The track feels isolated, very much online, and deserving of multiple replays. 

“Me Ova U” is available to stream here via Million Watts Music Group. 

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