With each new breezy release, Only Real proves that his guitar-based brand of pseudo hip-hop is more than just a novelty. While “Blood Carpet” is decidedly more rock than rap, Only Real still talks through his verses with the kind of cadence and swagger that most rappers aspire towards. When the chorus hits, however, it’s all falsetto led sunshine pop that defines Only Real’s signature sound. When we first heard his track “Cadillac Girl”, we were honestly unsure of how his sound would translate into more singles. If “Blood Carpet” is any indication, we should expect plenty more great material coming from Only Real in the coming year.