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DSD September 26, 2017: "To Do (Be Yourself)" LEMZI

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DSD September 26, 2017: "To Do (Be Yourself)" LEMZI

Shaun Cordingley

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.

To Do (Be Yourself) - LEMZI

London based hip hop artist LEMZI has released an awesome pile of music this year, including his EP Autumnal Aura back in Februarybut I really wanted to share one of his most recent singles in "To Do (Be Yourself)" with you because, quite frankly, it just feels good to listen to (and I could use that right about now). 

Check out "To Do" Below: 



LEMZI is a wordsmith; his lyrics are beautifully crafted and thoughtful, which makes them not only a joy to listen to, but there is a lot to unpack. In "To Do" it tells a story that feels personal, but wrought with the inherent distance in the new, internet culture. 
Plus, Pokemon references in the chorus! 

I really appreciate that LEMZI typically allows his lyrics and vocals to rise to the fore in his music, but the backing on "To Do" is an excellent example of how he takes elements of classic jazz, soul, and even a bit of 90s to create a sound that is unique to him, and here it just feels chill--this is a track that I want in my days when I am driving, or kicking on the train, or even when it's a bad day. 
It's nice to have a real, uplifting, but well-crafted and nuanced hip hop track, and really, LEMZI is an artist that, if you dig this track, you owe it to yourself to dive in deep and check out the rest of his work. 


The August 2017 DSD Playlist is here! This month we are only missing one (1) track, from AL-X the Great, as it is not available...anywhere other than where I put it in here, but it is tradition that we are missing something every month. Also, here is the link to the August '17 Spotify List because....we are on Spotify! 

If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for TGF on either Apple Music or Spotify!

See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!

-S (@Shauncord

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