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Interim – [Connis]

Introspection plays an integral role in so much of the art we consume. There’s something profound about an artist questioning and reflecting over a beat, and furthermore, sharing it with listeners, regardless of how personal the lyrics may get. One artist who has seemingly mastered this skill is Boston native Connis, as shown with his recent album, Conn(is). Telling his personal story without losing touch of universal themes, Connis figured out how to project his truest self while speaking to the masses, and the result is an album that I find myself revisiting again and again, months removed from its release. Today, revisiting Conn(is), the rising talent is here to illustrate one of the album’s most introspective cuts, “Interim,” with a brand new set of visuals. Filmed in Abiqui, New Mexico and New Orleans, Louisiana, the “Interim” music video represents the journey of self-discovery that Connis embarked on throughout the creation of his album. From the unique settings and surroundings to the idea of removing himself from everything that he knows — even if just for a moment — this release attests to all that makes Conn(is) so personal. It’s vulnerable, it’s brave, it’s ambitious, and it’s unafraid of life in its rawest …

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Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

Shift EP – [Simon Sea]

LA-based artist Simon Sea makes his debut today with ‘Shift’, a four-track EP comprised of hazy guitar riffs and enticing songwriting. Sea puts out just enough material to let a listener know what he’s about, mixing a raw indie sound with shoegaze synth textures and punchy 808s. It’s a style that’s not too far off from what his cohorts have been putting out, and while Sea’s self-produced aesthetic fits with other artists in the west coast indie scene, he manages to distinguish himself at the same time. He bookends the EP with two of its strongest tracks, opening with the pop-punkish banger “Broke Boi’ and closing with the trappy Yeek-assisted track “Planet”. On the song “Hurricane”, Sea brings in fellow LA artist DOTHA, who’s also in the midst of his own come up right now. Short but effective, ‘Shift’ offers a tempting introduction to Simon Sea and leaves the door open for what’s next from the west coast creative.

Premiere: Kiss The Moon – [Connis]

As much as it seems to get lost in translation nowadays, the central purpose of a music video is to translate the emotions and sentiment of a song into visual format so as to help fan better understand and visualize the artist’s creative direction. Sure, we could just throw this wordy definition at any video and figure out whether or not it sticks, but even beyond this, there’s a second main aspect that goes into the purpose of a music video — a more innate one, at that. This purpose is simply to create a world around a given song or project; but first, you need a project worth creating a world around, and Massachusetts artist Connis has just that with his stellar new album, Conn(is). Arriving with a complementary short film, Conn(is) is the kind of project that’s easy to get lost in, analyzing personal highs, lows, growth, and more than anything, the art of soul-searching. Connis uses impressive storytelling and endearing vulnerability to tell his story in a notably personal light, and the final result is a project that I find myself revisiting at least a few times a week. With this, while the entire tape is worthy of a listen, one …

Live In Boston – [Maka]

From tropical, warm-weathered anthems all the way to simplistic, back-breaking bangers like “Live In Boston,” Massachusetts native Maka has been one of my favorite artists to watch over the past few years. He’s always switching up his style and trying out new things, making for an endlessly entertaining output that you can never predict, but you can always count on to impress. Today, Maka is back to bless fans with the much-needed visual companion for “Live In Boston.” Featuring runway imagery to match the song’s various fashion references as well as numerous scenes of Maka enjoying himself and dancing to such an effortlessly anthemic song, this music video is the perfect example of Maka’s charismatic personality. The laidback charm of “Live In Boston” is seamlessly translated onto the screen, and here to attest are some iconic quotes that Maka included such as my two personal favorites: “This shit bounce.” – The Streets “I f*ck with it” – Raf Simons “Live In Boston” is the perfect, to-the-point banger that we can all throw on repeat at our summer functions this year, so be sure to get hip by checking out the new video below! Shot/Directed by Henry McGowan (Pinkslip Films) Edited …