IN YOUR CITY MUSIC: Melbourne
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.