(This post is about track 1 from the album Goodbye Party, titled Nuclear Power-Up. It's got some dirty words in it. Click here for the clean version.)
I kicked this album off singing the blues because a lot of the topics you’ll find in the rest of the release are bittersweet as hell.
Did you know that I only recognized hip-hop as the craft I’d fully pursue after experimenting with folk, reggae, punk, ska, and indie rock? I also consider the intro to this track a little nod to those days, before I knew it would all lead to this rap thing in the end.
Strangely enough, what actually brought me into the realm of rap creation was – to this day - one of the more peculiar (and almost successful) independent musical experiments I’ve ever known. I first started identifying as a rapper because of an indie-pop-rap group that I started with a close friend of mine in 2010. We called ourselves Featherburger, and made T-Pain-influenced party pop… doused in auto-tune, featuring a conscious tilt, and a little speed rap mixed in here and there.
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