Australian drill pioneers ONEFOUR are back with a new single, “Cruise Control”, one of their most candid tracks to date.
“Cruise Control” honestly makes clear the Mount Druitt group’s frustrations with authorities and their continued ban on ONEFOUR live shows. They may have stayed out of trouble and focused on the music but they’re still unable to perform in front of their own fans.
While some artists would have relinquished, “Cruise Control” is a statement of intent and a refusal to back down. Lines like “Fuck it Spenny pass the smoke let’s show them boys who’s in control / Don’t tell me bout them do’s or don’ts” are proof that ONEFOUR will not allow others to dictate how they express themselves.
From the opening verse, JM tackles the adversity the group has faced recently: “New year new me imma put it down / But I think of V and I double up”, he says, insisting that such attacks only motivate them to keep going.
The track is a message of defiance, emphasising to fans that they should keep going even when the odds are stacked against them. “Cruise Control” is testament to ONEFOUR’s refusal to be stopped or silenced.
The track is the swift follow-up to “CAP”, the group’s first release of 2022. Similar to “Cruise Control”, “CAP” saw the group responding to all the talk: we are above the noise, because all you do is CAP, they wanted their critics to know.
After first making waves with 2019 singles like “The Message” and “Spot the Difference” and gaining added prominence through their collaborations with The Kid LAROI and A$AP Ferg, it’s been two years since ONEFOUR cemented their place at the pinnacle of Australian rap with Against All Odds. Their debut EP peaked at number seven on the ARIA Albums Chart and number eight on the NZ Albums Chart.
ONEFOUR’s “Cruise Control” is out now on all digital platforms.