Hope, dreams, life, and loss form the crux of “Who Am I,” for Ogcrains knows how to explore mood. The verses here hit with intensity to them. Over the course of the track, he defines an entire way of being alongside how it ought to be. Beats hit with emotional quality, for they punctuate the power of his vision. Layers are added, and it is easy to get lost in the piece’s message. A deliberate choice, Ogcrains does this to bring the listener into his head, as it has an internal monologue aspect that gives it that authentic, gritty, and unvarnished truth.
Sorrowful chords have a tenderness, for they radiate out into the infinite. Wordless vocals further accompany this relatively low-keyintroduction. Upon his voice enters into the fray,things come into bloom. Quite cleverly, he combines aspects of hip-hop, jazz, industrial, trap, and pop into this delicate mix. By far, the essentialelement is this mixture of confidence and self-doubt. As people have questioned him in the past, he focuses on that, and it haunts him. Lines about wanting to go Platinum serve as a retort. To his credit, he never leans too much in one direction or the other, instead choosing to combine the two into something with tremendous earnestness.
Ogcrains pulls no punches on the confessional cadence of “Who Am I.”