It's been a little while since we've heard from Moraless, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the mic. Today he's linked with JMB Media to drop a short Freestyle that brings enough fire to see us all through the end of winter!
Slardy and Nephlim bring us back to the early 2000's with a bassy beat and melodic choruses wrapped up in a cheeky rendition of a weekend evening's madness. Bound to get you moving and eager to do something you said you were gonna quit on Monday.
After putting space and time between previous situations and locations, Brad Slade reflects on the frustration of being haunted by taxing people and problems that seem inescapable, and shows how a joy can be found in learning to accept the world as it is, and the people as they are, as it all seems to repeat itself in every place you go. Showing how it is not a place you would want to leave behind, but a set of values that prevent you from finding comfort, anywhere you are.
The video, shot all in black and white, focuses on the small details that build up wide open vistas of the south coast, to pull you right into that mindset of taking a moment to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and reflect on all the minor elements and memories that make your life what it is. Putting a distance between you and it so you can figure out how you feel about it all, Slardy invites you towards ideas of acceptance and appreciation of everything there is to find peace in one's present or past. The production is a slow, yet repetitive echoing of classical instruments, that bring the feeling of taking a breather on what you know is an ongoing journey. A piano taps away to the simple automotive, day-to-day experiences, where strings come in to emphasise the moments felt most profound. Appropriately released at the start of the year, Brad Slade - Everywhere I go, prompts you to see what's happened in a positive light, and use it to spur you on to do even better in, and make more enjoyment out of, whatever happens next.
Lazy Eyez and Tok come together to bring you a compendium of observant and open tracks, that stoke the fires in the boiler room of your soul. Something truly original just sprouted from the rolling green hills of the South West, and is clearly here to stay a part of that landscape, going by the name; TIMELESS!
Sharing epiphanies and understandings they've built over their journeys in this underground scene, the Pupils Of The Clock deliver an earnest and honest reflection of their experiences of people and places. Going deep into the feelings that drive the actions we see, from the egocentric moments to most open and selfless motions, you can bet you will relate to all the topics covered, whether the lyrics describe yourself or someone else you know. Lazy Eyez and Tok are masters of picturesque writing, twisting continuous flows that can cruise miles with lyrical work to fill your mind with images of sun-soaked camping sites, backstage blues, frozen high streets and cluttered desks. These tracks will teleport you to moments at festivals where you went a little too far on a substance, or that moment of a healthy high when you pull off that trick making the past year's grafting all worth it, while still packing plenty of messages and undertones that leave you curious.
The instrumentals are as delicate and detailed as you would expect a small Watch to be. There is energy and drive in every track without the need for reckless thumps and earth-shattering subs. Bringing something different to the scene with material that seems to bring the listeners to an attentive sense of sonder, rather than the punch-drunk aggression or lucid mind-melters of the underground scene. Don't get me wrong, I love a serrated sound that makes me feel mashed, but it's refreshing to hear an approach like this. The most interesting part? Every track comes from a different producer. So it's a hand-picked selection of beats just right for this album, coming from a massive variety of talent. The Pupils simply throw their lyrics in and bring it all together as one.
TIMELESS is an album for reflection, an auditory exercise in paying attention to the world around you and how you're contributing to it. It encourages you to put your effort in, and understand that we all get fed up and stressed sometimes, and that a virtue lies in accepting that in yourself and others. It tells you to take a minute to stop and think about how you will approach the next minute, and that if done right, your impact can be timeless.
Cop yourself a digital Download, or physical copy from the Pupils Of The Clock, at Bandcamp!
- Fire@Will - OneLionSound