Australia’s emo-tronic pop star Rich Delinquent is back with another emotion-fueled track, “1800ifuckedup” featuring widely celebrated songwriter and artist Bobby Raps whose credits include The Weekend, Gunna, Post Malone, Kid Laroi, & more. Together, the two make a dynamic team, crafting compelling lyrics that are, as Rich explains, “about being lost in a city of vices and trying to reach out to the one person who can pull you out of the darkness.”
The production matches this aura, placing the listener directly in the center of the song’s storyline by offering cyberpunk-esque motifs around a stimulating hip hop beat. Synths sway back and forth, resembling that feeling that Rich sings of “feeling lost in the Ozone,” building into a chorus where the chords spiral, emulating the state of mind around this character as they desperately reach out for help.
In 2019, Rich Delinquent broke loose onto the music scene, utilizing imagery from pop culture villains as a creative manifestation of his mental health in his music. 2021 brought along Rich Delinquent’s debut album ‘Sadboi’. Unafraid to discuss the harsher realities of depression and anxiety, he channeled his feelings around life and love into ‘Sadboi.’
Fearlessly examining the complexities of relationships, addiction, and the pursuit of passion through his songwriting, Rich Delinquent utilized his lyricism and emotive vocals to fully express himself in his first full-length body of work that brought in an immense support from listeners.
Melding a dark blend of electronic, hip hop, and emo sounds together in his music, Rich Delinquent has developed an addictive brand around his project as his music and videos continue to speak to a generation that seeks deeper meaning in the art they consume.