Admittedly, I don't often listen to rap or hip-hop on repeat, unless I'm rallying for a girls' night out in Los Angeles or watching my favorite episodes of Empire. My personal tastes, of late, have leaned more toward a coffeehouse variety with lyrics that inspire deep thought processes and embody the many cold and wintery nights I've spent in peaceful solitude at home. In other words, mood music. Today, however, I was reminded that just as music can serve to accommodate one's moods, it can also introduce a necessary, and welcome, atmospheric tone. Such was the case when I first listened to Klassik's new EP, Spring.
From the first few rhythmic beats of the opening track, "Go Far," I was hooked. Soulful sound? Check. Appealing, familiar tonality? Check. Thought-provoking and inspiring lyrics? Check.