Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
Blossom - Curtis Roach
I think that "Blossom" by Detroit rapper Curtis Roach might be the shortest song that I have ever shared with y'all on the Daily Song Drop, but since he first appeared on theguysfrom.com (in a guest verse on "Tsunami" back in August), I have been telling myself that I really need to sit down and share one of Roach's own tracks, and I decided on "Blossom" because...
well we will get into that after you check out the official video below:
I love the mid-century Euro lounge-style sample Roach is rhyming over here, so much, not just because it provides a pitch-perfect backdrop to Roach's vocals, but it also gives the entire track such a different feel than basically any other indie hip hop that I have heard all year. On top of that, you get to add an artists' lyrics, rhythm, and vibe that...I mean, frankly Curtis Roach is fast becoming a hip hop artist who, when he drops a new track (or even a new collab with him on it drops) I am stopping what I am doing to check it out: Roach is an excellent wordsmith who crafts engaging, energetic, and honest lyrics that feel effortless and cool, a form the heart of a song that, despite being short, has been in high rotation for me for a while now, and should be in yours.
If you're looking for more Curtis Roach, be sure to head to the link I gave you to check out some of his more recent work, or delve back into some of his previous tracks--I have yet to come across a song of his that I don't dig, but if you want a couple recommendations, I really like his recent collab "jay squared & curtis roach - sunflowah [prod. purpan]" or the genre-bending "SLYB [prod. Cxdy]"
Y'all aren't going to believe this...but for what feels like the first time ever: both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place.
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!