Times Got Harder – [Drizzy JET]

I’m always on the lookout for the next big talent in the industry, obviously, but I’m even more so excited to see who the next big acts are coming out of Chicago considering it’s a city that’s so near and dear to my heart. Talents always put on for the Windy City and constantly show why we’re a force to be reckoned with, yet people somehow continue to sleep on this town. One day people will recognize the true potential that Chicago has when it comes to music of all different genres, and up-and-coming acts like Drizzy JET are here to continue proving why we deserve exponentially more respect than we receive.

Even though Drizzy is a new name in my repertoire of rising talents, I couldn’t resist writing about his song “Times Got Harder” when I heard it. Even though it’s been a few weeks since it first dropped, I couldn’t resist writing about it and putting some new people on because this kid truly seems to have what it takes to make it to the next level. The instrumental opens with a very heartfelt, emotive piano progression that actually extends long into the song before we’re eventually greeted by drums and crisp percussion that almost seemed like they were never going to appear.

As Drizzy sings prior to the percussion entering into the picture, he has this very honest, genuine tone behind his words that are delivered with a hint of pain that seems to be trumped by an overwhelming sense of perseverance. Once the drums come in, though, his passion seems to raise through the roof as he heightens his energy slightly and begins to diversify his cadences in a way that proves that even though he’s just gaining some traction with his music recently, he has the skills to back up and expand on his blossoming career. Beyond all of this, even with a pretty revealing, introspective track like this one, he is able to provide some personality and bounce to the record in order to draw fans in and keep them intrigued throughout the track’s duration.

Alongside the track comes an Eye of the Trenches-directed music video that is definitely a nice visual addition to give us a look at who Drizzy is in the flesh, but I mainly wanted to focus on this awesome record for the time being and let you see the video for yourself as you listen in. I’m honestly blown away by Drizzy JET and I’m even more shocked I hadn’t heard of him sooner, but now that he’s on my radar, I’m going to make sure that I don’t miss out on a single release moving forward. He’s putting on for my city and that’s something I’ll cheer on until I’m blue in the face, and I urge others to do the same to make sure Chicago gets all the respect it deserves and then some. Whether you’re from the city or not, you’re going to love Drizzy JET’s latest song “Times Got Harder”, so make sure you check it out below and see for yourself.