SEARCH FOR: DAVID SHAWTY

Serpintina – [BBY GOYARD]

I’m beyond excited that this month pretty much officially marks the two-year anniversary of my time writing for Lyrical Lemonade, and over the course of these past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of writing about some of the greatest music and artists in the industry, no matter how big or small they might be. While I enjoy covering nationally-known acts, I definitely prefer to cover the underground because there is never any shortage of creativity or personality in this scene, and the rest of the world just needs a little extra urge to catch on. One of the artists who I’ve covered copiously throughout my tenure is BBY GOYARD, and I’ve even gotten the chance to speak with him and get to know him on a slightly more personal level to the point where I feel like I can consider him a friend, and that’s not something I take for granted for even a second. Despite the fact that he took a bit of a hiatus from releasing music over the past few months, he has still been grinding away in the studio, and I was beyond excited to find out that he’s back after his break with …

meadow – [uglyfriend] & [david shawty]

As I got further into the underground music scene, especially in Chicago, there were a few producers who truly created the entire sonic landscape that I grew to love more than anything else. Brent Rambo was at the forefront of this unique music, and uglyfriend was right there with him making some of the most outrageously inventive instrumentals in the entire music scene. They just incorporated sounds that I never imagined could work in hip-hop music into their soundscapes, and there was never a track produced by them that I heard and wasn’t pleasantly surprised by. Thanks to them, my mind was opened to an entirely new sound and even more incredible artists who took this style and ran with it, and my music taste has been changed for the better ever since. Recently, I have seen all over social media that uglyfriend has been spending a ton of time hanging out with david shawty, one of my more recent favorite artists, so I figured it was only a matter of time before they dropped some heat. The result of this friendship so far is their recent song “meadows”, another unique track that uglyfriend actually spits on, diversifying his portfolio …

Kiss + Touch – [David Shawty] & [Caspr]

I’ve always been a big fan of David Shawty, but I didn’t realize just how much influence he has had on the rising hyperpop genre until quite recently. So many of these young kids look up to him as a founding father of the genre, and rightfully so because he was honestly one of the first artists making this wild and insanely creative type of music before most other musicians ever even dreamt of it. Most recently, he teamed up with Caspr, an artist I’m not overly familiar with, for a brand-new track entitled “Kiss + Touch”, and I couldn’t have been more excited to share it with you all. Produced by Deliverthecrush and 4evr, things open up with some deep, soothing synths of some sort that are joined by rattling percussion and a plethora of frantic ad-libs that are a trademark detail of classic David Shawty records. In the beginning, Caspr takes over the chorus and the first verse, utilizing a very thoughtful, passionate delivery that’s higher-pitched and compliments the instrumental flawlessly. When it’s time for David to come in and do his thing on the second verse, he sticks with a relatively similar sound, yet his voice is …

eieio *caterpillar song* – [david shawty]

Out of any artist rising through the music industry ranks right now, david shawty is probably one of my favorite talents in recent memory. His creativity is lightyears past anyone else I can even imagine, and that’s as evident as ever on his latest surprise release “eieio *caterpillar song*”, which is also self-produced and gives us even further insight into his constantly moving and creating mind. Opening with some mischievous synths that tiptoe around your eardrums like fairies, we’re soon introduced to some tapping hats and smooth, deep 808s that all come together for a flawless foundation that david absolutely rips to shreds. His words are melodiously delivered, providing some additional playfulness while also being very stern and to the point. Meanwhile, his ad-libs are sung in the background to give us an even more angelic feel that combines with the other lighthearted parts of the record unbelievably well. As with most other songs by the Seattle by way of San Jose, david there are tons of intentional stutters, plug beat moments, and the energy is through the roof, making this another unforgettable addition to his already stellar catalog of music. While david is often fairly secretive and not very …

Wizard 101 – [david shawty]

Underground music is always so intriguing to me because there are so many characters and personalities that are one of a kind and unreplaceable. It almost seems like there are legitimately no rules or boundaries that these artists need to abide by which gives them the freedom to make literally anything they can imagine. Due to this freedom, this has paved the way for countless subgenres of music that combine various styles and sounds together, and even if they shouldn’t work, these artists are creative and talented enough to make them sound amazing. One of my favorite underground icons is david shawty, and although he can be mysterious and enigmatic at times, he has brought some of the wildest music to life over the past slew of years which makes him a talent whose music is something I need to check out as soon as I see something new hit the internet. Most recently, he decided to drop off a song called “Wizard 101” which is a record that he says is his first plug song since 2017, and although it’s another stylistic change-up from what we’ve heard from him recently, I think it just might be one of my …

GERM – [David Shawty] ft. [Bby Goyard]

Although the subgenre name Hyper Pop is a relatively new term to me, I’ve been listening to artists who create this kind of music for quite some time now. Obviously, if you’ve paid any attention to my articles over the last year, you should already be aware that Bby Goyard is one of the best talents out, in my opinion, and he has not only introduced me to an entirely new world of music, but he’s also put me onto many other artists who are as unique as he is. David Shawty is one of those artists, and although he’s been growing quite a sizeable following over the past few years as well, I somehow was unfamiliar with him until just a few months ago. I’m so beyond glad that I’m not missing out on David’s music anymore because it’s truly as hectic as it is individualistic. His vocals have so many unfamiliar filters and effects over it that you might think it’s a computer-automated voice when in all reality, it’s just one of the most inventive artists in the industry who is never afraid to push the limits and break through barriers. Seeing these two talents finally come together …

POSHBOY 2 – [ITSOKTOCRY]

I’ve already said so much about ITSOKTOCRY that you’d think it would be hard for me to keep raving about him, but he’s one of the most unique artists in the entire industry that you simply can’t run out of words and praise for the Denver native. Nothing about him is characteristic in the best possible way, and the fact that you never know what he’s going to deliver when he drops something new is the reason why I’ve been coming back for more every time he releases a song, video, or project. His initial installment of POSHBOY was an undeniable hit, and ever since that came out, fans were waiting with bated breath as they anticipated the project’s sequel. Luckily, the wait came to a close late last week, POSHBOY 2 is finally in our laps, and I couldn’t be any happier to share it with you, just like I couldn’t be any more excited for the incredible records that come with the tape. On this project, we’re gifted 12 brand-new songs and a runtime of just under a half-hour long, and every single track packs a punch, unlike anything you’ll hear all year. He opens up on a …

Germ – [David Shawty] ft. [BBY GOYARD]

There are a few elusive and legendary people in the underground music scene that just make some of the most incredible and inventive music ever created, but their recognition level is just not what it deserves to be. David Shawty is one of these artists considering he’s literally making music that is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before and every new offering seems to be wilder and more enthralling than ever before. If there’s one artist I think could work seamlessly with the underground icon, it’s undoubtedly BBY GOYARD who has been on a tear of his own for quite some time in the underground scene. He also makes some of the wildest, most uncharacteristically genre-bending tracks you’ve ever heard, and his dexterity is at an all-time high, like David, so the two were just destined to make a song together at some point or another. Luckily, the day has finally come, and the two trendsetters finally got together for an insane new record entitled “Germ”. There is so much going on on so many different levels, but even through all of the chaos that is unfolding, the two artists manage to steal the show in such an unbelievable way. …

doing it wrong – [oaf1] ft. [dreamcache]

With Yungster Jack and David Shawty’s “Pressure” continuing to emerge as one of the year’s most unorthodox, thrilling, and equally as polarizing releases to blow up thus far, there’s an entire community of artists on SoundCloud helping to develop this idiosyncratic lane of music, orbiting hyper-pop but in more of a hip-hop context. It’s weird, it’s new, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously, even as such odd and experimental music continues to push boundaries in a refreshing way. Today, we’re here with a release that highlights such entitled “doing it wrong,” by oaf1 featuring dreamcache. Premiered on the Astari YouTube channel, “doing it wrong” employs a blend of decadent melodies and vocal chops that you can’t help but love, especially given the creative direction of the music video.  Playing with the screen orientation and constantly moving the camera in unsuspecting ways, you almost forgot that oaf1 and dreamcache are basically just singing and dancing in a field. The video is that different and entertaining, and the best part is, it represents just one sliver of so much exhilarating and weird music happening on SoundCloud right now – all of which I’m sure will influence bigger artists in the coming years. …

Pressure – [Yungster Jack] [David Shawty]

With artists from JPEGMAFIA to 100 gecs finding widespread acclaim, it should come as no secret that music is experiencing the cultural Wild West right now. Nothing is off the table, and no sounds are “too weird.” Quite frankly, people would almost rather hear the weird stuff, blurring genres and pushing barriers to points of rapid experimentation. It’s all happening so quickly, and yet, the sheer innovation generated by new artists couldn’t be more exciting. Today, here to add their two cents to it all, Yungster Jack and David Shawty visit LL with their recent release, “Pressure.” Starting to gain some traction on TikTok at the moment, “Pressure” throws rules out the window, and maximizes the possibilities of what vocals, or a song, even are. Using sonic glitches to disarrange Jack and Shawty’s already-eclectic deliveries, the song offers a refreshing burst of energy, guided by its care-free spirit and lawless sound. It’s melodic, it’s fast-paced, and it certainly requires more than one listen, almost sure to sneak certain moments past fans on their first take. Add all this to the ever-quotable lyrics, and this one is undeniable, through and through. Rather than try to place a label on it, “Pressure” is the …