Chicago’s tobi lou is taking joy and turning it into a sonic experience. On “Darlin,” lou continues his streak of finding the light through any storm. Following the release of his stunning EP, ‘tobi lou and the Moon,’ we’ve come to understand lou as a young man who finds balance in his emotions. Typically sporting a pink hoodie that reads “happy + extra sad,” lou’s music captures all shades of pink and purple, all the peaks and valleys of the day, and delivers them with an endearing grace.
“Darlin” is vibrant and breezy. A lead guitar line guides the track as lou sings of rainy days and loving himself through any and everything. “Fuck it I’m gorgeous,” he sings, proving that no matter your mood, you can never forget to love yourself. For its depth, the track is easy to sink into. The tobi lou magic evidences itself in sneakily crafted layers, and when you least expect it, “Darlin” has you deep in your feelings.
Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef. Always moving music forward, the Drill Symphony was filmed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. With an enchanting ensemble - Summer Swee-Singh on piano, Camille Miller and Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi on violin, Tim Richardson on viola, Eru Matsumoto on cello, and Jon Brick on drums - recording by Jaime Sickora, mixed/arranged/composed by John Cleary, and the whole process shot out by Erikson Corniel, Chief Keef's classics are given new life.
On this episode of the Sum'n To Say podcast we are joined by the incomparable DJ Wally Sparks to talk about his roots here in Atlanta and his epic R&B party The Groove. Wally also opines about the nature of "fickle" music fans. Is NYC still the mecca of hip-hop? Can meccas move? We dive into that topic as well. Also, Soulja Boy is a political activist (not really, but kinda?)