With his acute sense of emotional lyricism, strong emphasis on narrative-focused rhymes, and dark, gritty authenticity, Andrew is multifaceted musician coming out of the DMV area from a small town named Williamsburg, Virginia. Making music since 2010, his frequent name and style changes have turned him into his newest form, an introspective and well-spoken artist with a flow and emotional vulnerability that makes his music incredibly relatable. His music serves not only as a reflection of his own life but as a mirror for everyone one else, where a turbulent soul’s only reprieve is to deeply reflect on the causes of its physiological and emotional status. Currently working on a project with his collective VARIOUSFLO, Andrew will be dropping his first mixtape “Am I Cool Yet” in May 2018. In the meantime we caught up with the single “TURN ON DEFROST” Produced by Beats By Con.
The song truly is a dark mosaic of jagged ad impenetrable emotively charged statements, through which Andrew’s greatest musical achievement is not only his elevated lyricism, but how he compliments said lyricism with atmospheric production and a distinct flow that accentuates everything he’s saying.
Andrew’s subject matter narrates the temporary highs and detrimental lows between a depressive and hopeful state of being – feelings that can be mixed between disillusionment within a specified environment, and the aspirations of succeeding at your life and craft. All of these are mixed with inter-family relationships, outside influences, and personal doubts and desires.
Andrew accounts from a personal, first person point of view, which adds a substantial amount of relatable authenticity to his storytelling. Strange, bleak and brilliant – thanks to the unprecedentedly dark tone of Andrew’s lyrics, and some truly chilled out production, it’s fair to say that this track is unlike most of what you’re likely to have heard before.
In a deeper sense, “TURN ON DEFROST” is a major departure from rap’s oeuvre, and from the main currents of hip-hop generally.
The single shatters all expectations, due to the fact that Andrew stuffs more dense atmospheres, lyrical imagery, and dark truths into a rap single than should be possible. And all along, he holds a steady monotone flow, without forcing the pace, or rushing the rhymes.
For this much info in a three minute song, you might imagine the need for Tech9Nine or Twista on the mic. Fear not, Andrew shows it’s possible to spit a mouth full of words by keeping an unhurried metronome flow and crystal clear diction.
A highly impacting track which defies simple categorization, “TURN ON DEFROST” produced by Beats By Con, is a complex portrait of an emotional individual who is simultaneously an exasperated and aspiring human being, as well as a creative music artist.