While summer is generally the time for big collaborations, it’s always welcome to have one to ride into the end of the year. And that’s what you get with Hi-Lo Jack’s single, ‘So It Goes’.

Hi-Lo Jack is Dolapo Akinkugbe (aka rapper/producer DAP The Contract), Clyde Lawrence (of soul-pop band Lawrence), and Cody Fitzgerald (of indie-rock band Stolen Jars). On ‘So It Goes’, the loose but precise rapping of DAP will be what first sticks out. The underlying music is languid and you have this push and pull until the second verse when the emphasis is on percussion and syncopated beats. The layering and dynamics between the pop-soul keys and jazz guitar riffs allows this song to be both familiar and new. And with the addition of vocals by Molly Grund, the track is a hit.

And the 405 is of course here with the premiere.

Relish in the pop-smart, yet DIY spirit of 'So It Goes'. It will make your day just a little bit brighter.