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Listen to “Darlin’” by tobi lou

By Donna-Claire Chesman on

tobi lou delivers “Darlin,’” a vibrant, melodic, and ever-so moody fresh single.

tobi lou is Chicago’s answer to rainy days, is Chicago’s export of liquid joy. The lively young MC brings together sing-song melodies, moody raps, and a refined aesthetic with ease, defining his own space within the Midwest hip-hop scene. Following the release of his excellent tobi lou and the Moon EP, lou returns with a new single that’s just as vibrant: “Darlin.’”

You can catch tobi lou wearing a pastel pink hoodie that reads “happy + extra sad,” and “Darlin’” is that hoodie in sonic form. Produced by Swrly., tobi lou, and Julian, the easy saunter of the guitar opens up the track for tobi’s spry singing. His heart may be lost, but the day is never ruined. Every great tobi lou track balances the highs and lows of a moment, but the greater takeaway is tobi lou always finds some way to love himself — not a bad legacy to build.

If you like what you hear, make sure to keep up with tobi lou on Audiomack.

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