With “Drowning,” A Boogie continues to prove every trap song needs an orchestral arrangement.
Following the success of the Migos Trap Symphony, A Boogie’s symphonic rendition of “Say A,” and “No Promises,” Audiomack has once again brought together a nine-piece orchestra for A Boogie wit Da Hoodie to perform “Drowning.” Leaning into the morose keys and somber tones of the cut, the orchestra amplifies the blanketing feel of “Drowning” as A Boogie delivers his vocals with an emotive strain.
The trappier elements of the original, namely the rattling percussion, are stripped back and replaced with a bed of rich strings. With a more full-bodied arrangement, the menace and anxiety of “Drowning” is immediately amplified. Boogie cautiously skates over the final strings, as a swell of hurt notes finalize the track.