You may remember us running our 'Top 25 SoundCloud Hip-Hop Projects of 2015' at the end of 2015. Milwaukee native and Chicago resident producer oddCouple's 'Chatterbox' took the 12th spot; a cohesively produced and tastefully featured debut album released via Closed Sessions. He's had a hell of a year since, producing on highly successful albums from Jamilia Woods, Kweku Collins and Joey Purp. Now, he's working on getting ready to release his new album, 'Liberation'. Today he released the first single.
'Blinded' is a coming together of 3 artists at exciting points in their career - ready to put new music into the world. oddCouple has 'Liberations'; no date, but it's expected soon. WebsterX hasn't announced anything just yet, but he has heavily hinted at something special coming later this year. Mick Jenkins has an album on the way September 23rd, 'The Healing Component', which he's touring for with Smino shortly after.
The song's "flowetry" is influenced by an array of musical styles, compiling R&B roots and dreamy glo-fi with fluidity. It melts together experimental beats with heavy synths, snares and a chillwave backdrop. oddCouple's production is a liquid compliment to Mick and Webster's distinct flows. They lead the song from the slow and steady chorus with occasional progressions to a larger, amped, and more familiar style.
Upon listening, it's no wonder these Midwest cats are at such exciting points; 'Blinded' bangs. Stream below.