Ever-versatile Massachusetts artist blackbyrd has dropped off a new 2-pack, titled Lo-Fidelity. blackbyrd returns after his latest album “Shoegaze for Black Kids” with two new tracks that defy genre boundaries with their versatile style and songwriting. The boom bap inspired “Black Twitter Remix”, featuring Mick Jenkins, is juxtaposed with the alternative R&B of Vibin’, once again showcasing blackbyrd’s ability to master multiple genres at once.
With Lo-Fidelity, blackbyrd further demonstrates that he is an artist that refuses to be placed in a box. After the potent, diverse Shoegaze for Black Kids, which saw him blending hip-hop and shoegaze aesthetics to hypnotizing effect, Lo-Fidelity continues this trend with its intriguing mixture of hip-hop, indie, shoegaze, and alternative R&B. It’s hard to fully place the influences on a track like “Vibin’”, but one thing’s for certain, the song is as catchy as they come. blackbyrd himself shines as a vocalist on these two tracks, with melodious inflections merged within rap flows, as well as sleek R&B and indie vocals, that captivate the listener with their dazzling array of dynamic sonics.
Give Massachusetts up-and-comer blackbyrd’s latest offering Lo-Fidelity a listen below and further familiarize yourself with his expanding discography.