Date: 10th April 2017
6LACK – FREE 6LACK
6lack is a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, best known for his hit “PRBLMS”. Free 6lack is a project that is in a lane of it’s own. A soulful R&B record that leaves the impression that each of the 11 tracks on the album serves a purpose. The music has an atmospheric chilled and hazy sound, and the air of an individual who is creatively free. Free to explore his musical talents to their extremes. If you’re a fan of the now-so-familiar dark and stormy Toronto sound alas Drake’s Take Care this project is certainly for you. The song “Getting Old” is a refreshing perspective with percussion and synths reminiscent of “Shot for Me”.
Put this on in the background and create the perfect atmosphere for reflection and thought, particularly on first verse of the song “Free” with a tense pause just after the intro after which the subsequent drop is accompanied by 6lack singing..
Why am I waking up out of my sleep
Thinking of ya babe
You had a hold on me
Now I’m feeling freer than I ever been
You been around love but you never been in
.. all layered on a beat with a mesmerising deep base and dark toned violin. This record needs a vinyl pressing release to truly bring the best sound out of the music. In an interview with billboard 6lack states that “I wanted [the album] to serve as kind of a statement for everything, summarise the last five to six years of my life,” he tells Billboard. “I wanted to make a statement that I’m free from my older relationships and I’m free from all ways of thinking and my old feelings.”
I started my 10,000 hours of practice today. 10hrs a day, for 3 years. I’ll get back to y’all in 2016 with a conclusion.
— bear (@6LACK) October 28, 2013
The album may be a reflection of the past but the future bright. Listen to 6lack – Free 6lack below.
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