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.
Pain (I Wanna Live) - Tehondi
Chicago based Tehondi is an indie hip hop artist and poet who creates thoughtful, often positive (or even motivational) art and music. "Pain (I Wanna Live)" is a low-tempo track which really lives on its' lyrics; check out the track below:
I really appreciate that Tehondi uses retro video game flourishes within "Pain", and that the beat is chill--the music does, however, largely get out of the way of what he is saying, and that's really where the song shines. Speaking as someone who does suffer from Depression, it's always nice to hear an artist take a stab at talking about what it is like to struggle, and finding those things that keep you going, and keep you grounded in wanting to continue on.
Honestly, I think "Pain" explains a lot of what it can be like better than almost any other way I have heard...and wrapped around that, it's a great song on it's own right.
I do recommend checking out Tehondi's other work as well (especially if you're looking for a song to get into your head and get you going), and keep an eye out for his Sophomore album Truth Ain't Dead which is expected sometime this year.
The DSD Playlist - Apr 17 is now available! We are sadly missing one song from the last month (again), but I'm pretty happy with how this one all came together!
See you again tomorrow (with probably another completely different sounding song, so I can hate myself come Playlist time...)
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