Los Angeles' TJOnline has shared a new self-produced single called "sweet." In recent times, he has been making noise with his collective grouptherapy., with the release of their vivid 7-track project Truth Be Told earlier this year. Now, he has returned with a single that builds on the dynamic performance he gave on that EP, presenting a refreshing, progressive hip-hop offering.
"sweet" features crunchy, infectious production that uses powerful 808s and driving percussion to a cathartic effect. As the drums build in layers, TJOnline enters with commanding verses that draw the listener in with catchy, fun-loving rhyme patterns. Minimalistic yet character-rich, "sweet" finds his flows blending smoothly and naturally with the raw, energizing beat, making for a thrilling listen that lacks any dull moments.
Topically, "sweet" centers around TJ embracing who he is fully and unapologetically. He says of the track, "sweet" was an effort to get comfortable in my own skin. I’d been out for a few years when I made it but still very ashamed. It’s always been hard for me to feel comfortable. I’ve never really felt like I belonged anywhere or with anyone". Simply put, the song makes a strong statement saying "this is me, take it or leave it."
The latest from grouptherapy.'s TJOnline, "sweet" continues his run of addictive, progressive tracks, and has us excited for what may come next from grouptherapy. as a whole.