A tough-hitting vocal circulate and consuming lyricism stand out on “Come Nearer,” a gripping new observe from J1, a rising hip-hop artist out of San Luis Obispo, California. This observe, produced by Gypsy Baritone, options J1 alongside artists Illogic and Sammy Warmhands. Clanging organs and unfolding percussion accompany the primary verses, with scrubbing kick-starting a hook shortly thereafter earlier than the following vocal lead emerges. 02:14 — “stacks on stacks,” — sees a melodic shift into murkier, extra forceful territory that consumes into the conclusion.
The observe premiered early at the moment on Ghettoblaster, who J1 informed the next in regards to the observe:
“It’s about addressing the oppressive elements inside society, and probably find out how to transcend them. Initially I proposed writing a track from the attitude of kids who had grown up in a society that had enslaved and exploited them their complete lives, and now as grown males what they needed to say about all of it. I used to be impressed by the truth that I’ve spent twenty years in activist kind work, attempting to coach and encourage individuals to face up of their communities and work collectively to realize one thing greater than the scraps of a failed system. Truthfully, I attempted to think about what my three-year-old son would develop up seeing in his lifetime, and communicate on it by some means.”
“Come Nearer” and different memorable tracks from this month will also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Better of June 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The observe can also be featured within the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Rising Hip-Hop.
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