“Orange” is a marvelous laidback track from SINY. The beat is on point with the saxophone loop in the background. Check it out below.
Lofi hip-hop has become my favorite genre for writing. The mellow beat and eclectic instruments provide a soothing background to my thoughts. “Whenever It Rains, I Feel So Free” is a short track but it is enough time for personal reflection. Check it out below.
“Miss Me” is one of my favorite tracks from Drake’s Thank Me Later album. Both Drake and Lil Wayne go in on the track. Drake’s singing and rapping blend well on the song. Check it out below.
“Ever (Foreign Flag)” is a moody dream pop song from Team Sleep. Chino Moreno’s vocals are smooth and striking as his pensive lyrics reach out to the listener. Check it out below.
I have started listening to a lot of 80s music and music inspired bu the 80s recently and wanted to include some of those songs on Captive Balance. First up is Kavinsky’s “Nightcall.” This song has an uneasy feel to it that reminds me of a midnight horror movie. Someone is being chased down a dark alley and the audience does not know if the person is going to survive this menacing force. Check it out below.
“Calligraphy” is one of the best tracks from Chicago rapper Saba’s sophomore album Care For Me. It is a mellow track with wonderful piano notes. and Saba’s staccato flow. Check it out below.
It is quite astonishing how inspiring Kanye West is. He has dabbled in everything from fashion to film direction and you still marvel at what he will do next. Kanye has caused a lot of controversy throughout his career and even recently with his support of Donald Trump. All that aside, I have always been a fan of his and anxiously await whatever he does next.
“Heard Em Say” is one of my favorite tracks from Kanye’s phenomenal album Late Registration. Whenever that piano riff comes in I still get hyped by it. It reminds me of summertime in Chicago where I used to play basketball with my little brother and nonstop video game playing. Check out the track below.