PREMIERE: KennyHoopla - CAVE// (prod. taxpurposes)

It's no secret that KennyHoopla is a favorite of ours. We've covered him a number of times and recently did our first podcast with him. Never has anything he has released sounded like this. 

"I wanted something people could walk to when the sun is out instead of something for when it's dark," he told us. 

And that is just the sort of song this is. Following his dark EP 'Beneath The Willow Tree', this cut totally switches it up. 'CAVE//' is a collaboration with Madison, WI based producer taxpurposes, and likely the first of many between the two. He gave us some words. 

"I made this beat a year ago, but was hoping to find someone I felt would really appreciate the melody in the sample, because that melody speaks to me a lot. At a certain point I almost forgot about it. I knew that he would dig the sample and want to do it justice, on a melodic level as well as a lyrical one. After being in the same creative space as him for like an hour, it was obvious that his sense of melody and his honest lyricism was what I had been wanted to see on it. I put the beat on and within seconds he started singing that hook, and I knew he was gonna take it and do something beautiful.
The sample on here is from 'Ideal World' by Girlpool. They're an indieish, punky duet with sparse arrangements but a lot of emotional depth. I originally found them through a show they did at UW, and I instantly fell in love with the song. I just heard the beat in my head automatically. I love all their songs actually. Shoutout Girlpool. 
Kenny and I are making the music that we hear in our heads, and it's honest and going to resonate with people. We both love melodic, raw and honest, in-your-feelings type music, but we also like rap music that fucking slaps, and as I see it, we are gonna bring the intersection of that." 

Stream below.