Over a jazzy instrumental so smooth you’d expect a Kenny G feature, Montreal native Wasiu delivers his latest track, “MTLien.”
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Unlike his last song, “MTLien” is serious, and cuts deeper to the core of who Wasiu is as a person. “From birth, I was an outcast, always feelin this,” he raps at the start of verse one. A clever nod to Outkast, along with the song title of course, but also an introspective line about finding his place in the world. Throughout the 2-minute and 34-second track, Wasiu weighs multiple dualities as a way of defining himself. “Too ghetto for the burbs, too suburban for the streets, in the middle seeking clarity, disturbing all the peace.”
Aside from being a fresh insight into the inner workings of the artist himself, it’s encouraging to see Wasiu has such diversity within his discography. Nothing’s worse than an artist who can only do the same thing, over and over and over. Just between this and "Daddy Issues," Wasiu is already demonstrating his impressive range.
“MTLien” serves as the title track for Wasiu’s upcoming project MTLiens 2, which is slated to drop this summer and also the lead single for his Snow Mexican EP which drops later this month. Enjoy the jazzy Dear Lola and Tommy Kruise produced jam above and be sure to stay locked on EARMILK for all things Wasiu.