Chicago native and emerging artist Jayaire Woods returns to our pages today with his latest track and first release of 2018, “TREE23.” On this new song, Woods builds upon the artistic growth that marked his BIG WOOD EP last year. He has a voice that you won’t forget from the second you listen to it, simultaneously mumbled and sharp-edged in his delivery. Another one of his strongest qualities is delivering long-winded verses, full of consistently strong lyrical substance. Producer Meez supplies heavy bass and a steady drum pattern, creating the framework for Woods’ cunning lyricism. He raps about real life with unsuspecting clarity and vivid anecdotes that allow a listener to peak inside his world view, equally drawing attention to the highs and the lows. He maintains an optimistic spirit at all times, turning “major setbacks” into “major comebacks.” Stream “TREE23” now, and be on the lookout for what else Woods has to offer this year.