NASHVILLE, TN - USA
Y'all know what it is, we out here playing Durag by rapper Sergio's Backpack, so it's time to hide your chick!!!
Nashville hits another W with Sergio's Backpack as he serves us with energy, edginess and an ear full of rhythm and flow. He comes in quick AND slick with controlled accentuations, perfect verse drops and a dope feature by Georgie Zaven.
Durag is about the repetitive grind that seems to just get you by.
Sergio presents a reality that majority of the population face. One where smiles are fleeting and dreams have faded. It's practically survival.
"Durag is an ode to the working class.
The majority of people aren’t walking around energized, they’re either tired from work or the drugs they took to get over work. I want this to be the soundtrack to the drive home" - Sergio's Backpack.
This vicious cycle is encapsulated into an instrumental oasis of keys, electric guitar and some heavily addictive bars.
"Initially, the production drew heavy inspiration from Isaiah Rashad, namely tracks off of cilvia demo.
As we started adding things to build the atmosphere of the song, we started drawing inspiration from PARTYNEXTDOOR, namely the songs Girl from Oakland and Let’s Get Married" - Sergio's Backpack.
The thing with Sergio is, he doesn't stop there. Streaming through his catalogue Sergio stunts his versatility and creativity on tracks like Backseat Rhythm and Peaceful Indecision to name a few.
He has a back pack full of surprises, bringing diverse vibes to the forefront ready for your audible consumption.
Keep the vibes vibing with Durag on our Spotify playlist, and stay in the loop with Sergio on Instagram.
SANTA CLARITA - CA, USA
OneRoz3 seduces us through atmospheric gloom on the DRE produced track 'Demons',
from her EP 'It was toxic, but you loved it'.
Demons is what seduction should sound like!
It's comprised of the elemental nature of shadows and light, capturing the essence of dark intensity through sexual desires and tranquil R&B. Its giving Jhene Aiko - living room flow energy.
The feel is dusky, cosmical, a sonically pleasurable experience. OneRoz3 flaunts her nightmarishly hypnotizing voice over ambient melodies and one HELL of a beat as she sings 'let me release my demons on ya' giving a look into a darkly passionate, concealed love, the kind that hides many skeletons in its closet.
"When I wrote this song I was thinking to myself I want to make a song that’s 100% me, a song that I can explain exactly how I feel right now!
I added influences from horror films as I am horror movie fanatic" - OneRoz3.
Producer DRE illuminates the darkness with his magic fingers, drowning listener's in audible sexiness, slow echos and distortion, it's a wickedly infernal mix. Demons is going on your bedroom playlist. It's the background track for all in between the sheets activities.
"This beat was made from scratch as I wrote the song and came up with the melodies.
Me and my producer DRE bounced on ideas from scratch with this specific beat" - OneRoz3.
Oneroz3 has a merch drop on the way, and a chamber full of new releases.
So plug into her frequency and keep Demons on your rotation.
Keeping good company and feeling free is Caitlin Min Fa with her upbeat, indie pop fusion track Do It Like That.
Do It Like That is your morning espresso, but with a spoon full of sugar.
It's bursting with bundles of energy and audible sensations that are lifted even higher with Caitlin's gorgeous voice.
Caitlin Min Fa radiates with playful zest and tuneful vocals, expressing the need to not change anything if it's already perfect, and we couldn't agree more! It's about staying true to yourself, not conforming, following the beat of your own drum.
"With all the songs that I write and release, I always want to make people feel uplifted.
I was definitely going for another 'head bop' and 'feel good' song that everyone could relate to in some way shape or form. The aim was to keep spreading positive vibes, reminding us to keep doing you and finding happiness in that" - Caitlin Min Fa.
Produced by the well known Rob Amoruso, the two captured the positively charged essence of Do It Like That with their high vibing aural atmosphere.
"Rob Amoruso and I were inspired by Eve Karydes' 'Complicated'.
We wanted to create a chill yet uplifting track. Aiming for a more 'indie' sort of pop song in comparison to my other really pop focused single releases" - Caitlin Min Fa.
You can thank us for when you're put in a good mood while listening to Do It Like That, y'all might as well keep it on repeat to save you some time from rewinding it back.
With more music on the way Caitlin mentions a few special projects in the works for the year ahead, which will be announced on all her socials (hit that follow button).
In the meantime keep the positive vibes and good mood going by streaming Do It Like That,
extra points if you spin it via our Spotify Playlist below.
Sweetly stealing attention, Hannah Cooper graces the scene with her self produced track, drive u crazy.
Utilising a series of metaphors over acoustics, Hannah Cooper presents a soulful surprise.
She's a great representation of less REALLY is more, and uses multiple musical elements to depict unconditional love in moments of chaos, that are carried by her sashaying timbre.
"drive u crazy was inspired by a moment when I was learning to drive and found that my mum and I were driving each other crazy, and the idea evolved through the play on words. The driving theme became a metaphor for life changes and growing up, and the voice memo at the end is a soundscape of the happiness we share as a family when we’re together" - Hannah.
Hannah delivers variety, vivacity, vocals and vibes on the minimalist track. She isn't fearful of exposing the organics. The soundscape seeps you into a settling peace, a sonic liberation that avoids overstimulation.
"I included a sample of cars passing on a highway as I really like the additional texture it brings while setting the scene of the story. This sample runs throughout the track and can be heard clearly during a vocal pause in the chorus, a sonic representation of the lyrics. The beat itself, made up of a clapping sample and a bass drum, attempts to emulate a heartbeat, drawing on the lyrical content of the song and its focus on family, distance, connection and nostalgia" - Hannah.
Drive u crazy is just one of the many reasons to plug yourself into the world of Hannah Cooper.
With more music to be released, she's definitely an artist that needs to stay on everyone's agenda.
Play drive u crazy by following the IYCM UNCVRD playlist on Spotify below.