"Gullah Geechee"'s craftiest trick might be its vocal layering. As the quartet's clap-chorus combination thrums underneath, Huckaby and Ferrari go back and forth with additional verses, alternately celebratory and sardonic. ("Say our language is broken English / but we speak whole African adapted for a new land," goes one line.) This layering sounds like it would be easy to get wrong, but the chorus remains both unobtrusive and completely vital. A wriggling bassline and stubby Rhodes keys support the rhythm, but it's the claps and vocals that give it life.
"Preacher's Comin" eases into a classic sample-based Theo Parrish sound. The honky-tonk piano vamps give it a ragtime twist, with a repeating vocal—"preacher's comin'"—that dictates the track's ebb and flow. It's one of Parrish's strongest A-sides in a while, but "Gullah Geechee" is a shade better—rivalled only by "Footwork" and "Long Walk In Your Sun," it's among the most distinctive tracks of his recent catalogue.