NY emcee donSMITH is trying "To Be Grateful" in his new heartfelt single which comes with an expressive visual representation. The track produced by underground producer Sypooda is as soulful as they come with its soul-stirring jazzy textures, soft drums, and uplifting melodic runs from Jazz singer Zacchae'us Paul. Armed with a laidback demeanor and evocative songwriting skills, donSMITH eloquently breaks down his own journey as a young man going through life and growing with each experience. From broken promises, lack of support, and personal loss, the rapper gives a nuanced and heartwarming performance that listeners can relate to and probably learn something from.
The visual directed by Mig-El of TheTelly Channel makes use of abstract motifs and performance shots of donSMITH as he does his thing in the middle of a group of people who seem to be praying for him. Other clips involve physical cleansing , probably signifying gradual change in his life and also the use of black and white aesthetics adds a moody cinematic feel to it as well. Overall, this is expertly crafted and really taps into the theme of the song which is redemption and finding one's true self in the midst of the madness.