It is what it is, what it is but it'll never be forever, and that's just how it is on K.O.N's freshly released drop, Forever.
K.O.N's vibe of satisfyingly simplistic meets with a message that is realistic. It goes like: everything is temporary, life is full of changes, adaptability is required and this too shall pass with everything else in between, and it's produced by Brokebewoy with K.O.N adding his touch during the process.
Forever comes with all the trimmings by Brokebewoy, jazzy trumpets, mellow piano tones and a touch of cosmic aura that are all entwined with the classic motto of life - it is what it is, delivered by K.O.N.
"After not dropping any music for about half a year, I felt I definitely owed my supporters some kind of music. Since I’d dropped Pastel in February, I’d put a lot of my focus into finishing school. I felt school was taking a lot of time and energy from music so I needed to go ahead and wrap it up. By the grace of god, I was able to finish in May. When I found the beat in June, before i even wrote the lyrics, I knew this would be the next single I dropped.
It was long overdue" - K.O.N.
K.O.N seals his track Forever with his distinctive flow, unbothered tone and adroit lyrics that'll have you doing a double take.
"Forever is just a depiction of my life this past year, wrapped up in a bunch of metaphors. I’ve definitely been blessed but this year has been pretty rough. The main idea of the song is that everything is temporary. The highest points, lowest points, women, money, and circumstances are all temporary. A lot of the times we can feel so trapped in the present and in the pity that we have for ourselves that we forget that our circumstances are temporary, and that we’re still in control. But at the same time I wanted it to vibe" - K.O.N.
Currently working on another body of work, K.O.N has a few upcoming surprises before it releases, along with potential visuals for his day one fans to enjoy.
Until then, keep Forever in your rotation and remember that 'it is what it is, what it is, but it'll never be forever'.
When the seasons change, relationships end and Burn City rapper 01EKKA is perfectly on time with his evocative track Leased Affection, mixed by dizz1 and original beat by sketch my name.
01EKKA transforms through candor, vulnerability and an immersive pen game, while delivering all of those familiar feels over a backdrop of melancholy. He takes it a step further with the sentimental Mary J Blige Sample, Be without you.
"I wrote it during and after a breakup that lacked communication.
I used writing the first verse as a means of trying to understand, and hold myself accountable, I felt the writing had to be just. I wrote the second verse separately, a month or two after the breakup, when I was coming to terms with the idea of being alone. I reflect this in my writing unintentionally by switching to past tense and using a more reflective expression. I wanted this verse to end honestly but optimistically, recognising what I do still have, (friends and talent) and saying that I want to lift those around me. This train of thought was the driving force behind directing the music video, starting alone and ending in unity, opposing the nature of a breakup" - 01EKKA
The ending of a relationship is universally relatable and Leased Affection captures the seasonal changes after a break up, the mental affliction, the reflection, the light at the end of the tunnel once the clouds of emotion have dissipated.
"Everyone can turn their pain into something positive, and their most valuable asset is their perspective" - 01EKKA.
The video for Leased Affection, filmed by Tomise is available to watch above, and while 01EKKA plans his next release we will be keeping him in our rotation. Keep him in your rotation by clicking the link below on Spotify and follow 01EKKA on Instagram.
IN YOUR CITY MUSIC: NASHVILLE
'C'mon now what y'all think about this? Cover ya ears and read iNTRO's lips' on his mellifluous track, Third Party.
iNTRO is rolling and smoking tf out of the unflawed Aebeat, and we gotta say it's an easeful combustion. From the get go, iNTRO flows through his verse like a controlled blaze over Ae's igniting production, mixed by MixedbyCole and Jackellr and mastered by Chris Athens.
If the term puff puff pass was converted into sound, Third Party would definitely represent!
iNTRO shows up and introduces a crossbreed of mellow and turn up, all in a snippet of a couple minutes.
Third Party is an embodiment of introvert and extrovert, flow and control, chill yet dominant through his lyrics and energy.
"I really wanted to give listeners who may not be familiar with me something they could digest and get a pretty good idea of who I am. Making this song I felt like I was rapping in slow-motion. Third Party is all about inviting the listener to party how they would if they were showing up to the function with me. Even being as chill as I am, you hear at the end I still know how to turn it up!" - iNTRO.
With his newest album release 'Welcome To Next Year' (WTNY) making the rounds, iNTRO has plenty more dope content for our readers in the next few months.
While y'all keep your eyes peeled on iNTRO's IG for more content, we will be keeping Third Party in our rotation.
Wanna join us in listening to our rotation? Hit the follow button on Spotify below to stay in the loop of who we're playing and add WTNY to your listening session.
Salsa with her, drop it with her, but papi- mami don't play with Vanessa Librea on the caliente Aldwin Cajili produced single, Te Quiero.
Serving a glimmer of sensual spice, with passionate Spanish guitar undertones and an upbeat chorus, Filipino/Australian Model Vanessa Librea has 'deep dived' in showcasing her talent with her latest release.
Don't get us started on the video....Steamy, elegant moments of flair and intensity pour out in the form of the RMR visuals. We know spring just started in Burn City but damn, someone turn on the A/C already, cause Vanessa Librea is heating things up in here.
Te Quiero is giving us early 2000s vibes and we oooh are we here for it.
"Te Quiero is the English equivalent of 'I want you'.
The inspiration is based upon the thrill and excitement you feel when you meet someone new, along with the journey they can take you on" - Vanessa Libera
And what a journey it is.
Inspired by the likes of J.Lo, Selena and Celine Dion, Vanessa Librea is focused on revealing her own originality and staying true to her vibe with a number of future releases, so while we wait, follow Vanessa on IG and keep Te Quiero in your 2021 rotation.