There is too much going on in this country right now to ignore and forget. I'm concerned about my safety, freedom, well-being and that of those around me. We have a fundamental problem here in America that transcends any one particular issue, whether it be gun-control, economics, foreign affairs or whatever. I don't believe it can be fixed by pointing fingers, holding trust in elected officials or even through prayer. We need to change ourselves. I'm nowhere near the person I should be or want to be. We each have the ability to offer solutions to our own problems. Unfortunately, this song is all I have for now.
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Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
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Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary