Jumping right in with eerie piano keys that pace with an unnerving amount of tension, mrlukeyluke and TOON TARO break it completely down to the curious, the superstitious, and the subconscious on their track STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Opening with a radio callout that sets the tone for the peculiar, mrlukeyluke and TOON TARO are casting spells, breaking programs, and illuminating their truth for others to find on STRANGER THAN FICTION. These two deliver mouthfuls of perspective with each verse; nothing is hidden, deep depths are reached, and demons are unmasked. It feels diabolical and nightmarish, which can be applauded to TOON TARO’s audible sensations on the instrumentals.
STRANGER THAN FICTION leads listeners on a cerebral journey that starts off with ascending narrow, winding wooden stairs that open a door to expose a conscious shock of information for those who have not explored this region. They integrate the darkness found with specks of light as they analyse and question the world around them and their experiences. Shots are fired, observations are made, and it becomes clear that fear does not live here. If anything, these guys enjoy a little heat, a little spice, and a little dark (k)night of the soul that’s served with clarity; double the trouble.
A word of caution is necessary for newcomers that plummet down the rabbit hole vacant from light; it may be confronting, uncomfortable, and even paralysing for some, which is why you don’t stick around for too long. Enjoy the adventure and secrets of the moon, but always return home to the sun.
“The track was a missing piece to the album puzzle, ‘Lead by Example 2'; strangely, “no pun” intended, it organically appeared, leaving us both inspired by the question”. - mrlukeyluke x TOON TARO
Off the bat, you can hear elements of cypher worthy content as each rhyme spills onto the beat of the TOON TARO-produced track with ease and flow, a mix of darkness and tones of heart. It’s giving duality, untamed, and loudly unapologetic.
“STRANGER THAN FICTION has a touch of Westside Gunn; we let the Yin & Yang speak for itself”. - mrlukeyluke x TOON TARO
Slowing down is not an option for these two, and it shows with both artists dropping their own respective solo and duo projects that gift listeners with an even more in-depth glimpse into their creative souls. The year ahead is even more promising, with more projects and visuals to come. Stay on the mrlukeyluke and TOON TARO vibes and follow the playlist below.