It's not so often that it's easy to envision the roadmap of an artist's trajectory right in front of your eyes. But after taking a listen to TOULOUSE's debut single, we can see his success before it happens.
TOULOUSE is a New York-based artist who's career, if we judge by his social media presence, is just in its infancy. But by no means does that mean that his outlook on music is so:
“Creating music always been retrospective for me. Tapping into that nostalgia; that underground well. But like a catapult, drawing the sling is only one-half of what it does. There is a functionality to music, a verb to it that means drawing then releasing that sling with a message in it to go near or far and do something, somewhere. That message is often material and hedonistic, but as often, it is covered in social, political and cultural context and agendas and represent the time it is in. And where that message lands, it has the ability to change.”
This week he debuted his first original track entitled "Hurtin'" and with one listen it's easy to fall in love with the soul of the track. Falling somewhere between Leon Bridges and Ben L'Oncle Soul, TOULOUSE's execution on "Hurtin'" is of modern nostalgia with the pith and familiarity of Motown. An impressive first impression, it's a track that makes us very excited to see what's next for TOULOUSE.