It's a trap-influenced jam that explodes.
The synthetic trap duo release a new EP.
AOK is made up of two promising musicians out of Michigan, and their style mixes trap music, hip-hop, and mainstream pop. They hide their voices behind ripples of sound, from heavy synth work, electric guitars, and various percussion. The duo dances playfully but confidently between genres.
With their new song "Back Burner," premiering on Popdust today, the band explores "that uncertain period of new love and infatuation," they write over email. "When you're ready to go all in, but they're not ready to make you a priority. The combination of bass-heavy production and engaging vocals encourages movement, while repeat listens reward with emotional lyrical resonance."
"Back Burner" is from the band's new EP WAVES, out this Friday, October 26th through Hot Capicola Records. The project rounds out at four songs and displays a powerful command of musicianship and melody. "High Beams" is as explosive as "Back Burner," while "Howl" lingers on the Fitz & the Tantrums side of smoothness. Bookending the EP is "Something More," exaggerated with rain-like production, leaving the listener mesmerized.
The duo released their first EP Tracks back in 2013. In five years, they have shifted from alt-rock inspired songs, as you'll hear with opening song "Keep the Party Going" and "Sinking Faster," to a more commercially-viable presentation with the new record releasing Friday.
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Protest music aside, there is a slew of good underground music out today
An invigorating slew of protest music hit the shelves today.
Detroit-based emcee Tee Grizzley collaborated with Queen Naija and the Detroit Youth Choir to craft a melodic ballad that attempts to open up a dialogue with police. Meanwhile, alt-Jazz pioneer Terrace Martin took a different approach in his collaboration with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, G Perico, and Kamasi Washington, with "Pigs Feet" being more of an angry f*ck you than an attempt at communication.
After a week of silence, Kanye's actions speak louder than words.
After remaining silent for several days, Kanye West has donated $2 million to organizations associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
He'll also be supporting Black-owned businesses in Chicago and will cover legal expenses for the Arbery and Taylor families. Additionally, he's started a college fund for Floyd's daughter, Gianna.
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