Samil and LoudChief (aka A1) are a producer/rapper duo from Grand Rapids, Michigan who both started their music careers at different times. New Jersey-born Samil released his debut instrumental album in 2018 and has since built a respected rep in the underground scene with his style of blending '70s funk grooves and '90s aesthetics with his own unique twist. With more than a handful of notable collaborations under his belt, Samil has teamed up with LoudChief for an upcoming project but in the meantime, they share the lead single "Breathe Easy".
Theier latest track dwells on the importance of taking the time to breathe, relax and smell the roses while holding one's head through troubled waters. The production features Samil's brooding and somewhat hazy soundscape. It's a seamless mix of delicate drums, dusty textures, and dynamic sound design that adds a bit of depth as the song progresses. LoudChief delivers a brilliant performance as his vocals paint vivid pictures of his life treading the unbeaten path while flexing his lyrical biceps on naysayers alike. This is the duo's first single from their upcoming full-length project.
Stream "Breathe Easy" on all DSPs here.