Unusuals was already impressing me with the production vibes, but lately, there’s been a metamorphosis taking place that has me wholly interested. After some public deep diving into a range of deep influences, a handful of andrés tracks have manifested, all of which are deeply personal and introspective over deep production. ‘SEWELL.’ has been blessed with the video treatment, with the enclosed space of a car backseat serving as visual reference to the claustrophobic nature of dealing with deep feelings of longing, especially for someone you have yet to learn more about. The video definitely reminds me of being ready to move forward with no control of direction and nobody in the driver’s seat. Definitely a strong and evocative piece of minimalist art… and the wardrobe decision doesn’t hurt at all.
It seems that all of my Texas music making peers have been putting in major work in their respective labs this summer. Unusuals, for example, has been lacing folks with a steady stream of singles over the past couple of months, as well as livestreams of beatmaking sessions and his KZSM radio show. The latest single, Slip Into Darkness, is a breakbeat-based exploration of longing for a loving connection (somewhat inspired by the legendary words of Mary J. Blige). The track features a guest vocalist (Andres, and I have suspicions of whom that might be) rather than opting for the usual vocal sampling utilized by Unusuals. It’s good to know that the folks I dig are out there exploring their feelings via their creative sides and keeping momentum flowing in the right direction.
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