“I changed my number just so I could talk to you. I changed my number just so I could call you.”
It would be hard to find a line that better personifies the experimental, and at times contradicting, style L.A. VanGogh. The Chicago born and raised artist joins a pantheon of amazing musicians coming out of the windy city right now, and impressively, he is defining his own lane.
Don’t believe me? Go ahead, give “Change My Number PT. 2” a listen.
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The rapper/singer/producer/all-around-artist skillfully glides over a beautifully simple piano-laden beat while addressing a love interest. His message is bolstered by the exceptional layering he provides with his voice. It gives a sense of longing and contradiction, a war that rages within him between pursuing his dreams and the person he’s left behind.
“Change My Number Pt. 2” is sure to grab your attention with its sound, but you’d be a fool to overlook the heartfelt lyrics:
“Feelin like my torso/ Trying to send morse code/ Via heart beat//
“Feeling like I'm also/ Just a morsel/ In the grand scheme//”
The back and forth nature of his relationship, played out between these two perspectives, makes “Changed My Number Pt. 2” a total hit. With so many young artists like L.A. VanGogh pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop, the future is looking brilliant indeed.