Typically known for bouncy trap songs and melodic emo anthems, rising vocalist Ashtin Larold has been making noise for a few years now. Hailing from New Jersey, he first burst on to the scene by way of a quirky battle rap video that went ultra viral, in which he proves that you should never judge a book by its' cover. After spending the ensuing years establishing himself as more of a fad, the East Coast lyricist has built up a solid catalog and fanbase, establishing legitimacy. Looking to take it a step forward, he checks in with his sunny new video for, "Motions."
Deviating from his normal sound, "Motions," finds Ashtin crooning over upbeat production, sounding at first like a feel-good-anthem at the beginning. Once the record picks up steam, it's quickly realized that's not the case, as the production serves as a Trojan Horse for Ashtin's feelings as he sings about not feeling anything and going through the motions in life. Taking things a step forward, the video see's Larold frolicking through a field of flowers, effectively doubling down on the idea that the lyrics and production clash with one another brilliantly. "I've never been great at writing happy lyrics," the New Jersey native tells us, "so instead, we made a song that sounds upbeat and happy, even if the lyrics aren't."
With this record serving as a teaser, we're hoping that we get some more new music from Ashtin in the near future. Until then, take a peek at the video above and get familiar with him below.