Outlets like Soundcloud, IndieShuffle and Spotify make it extremely easy to find new music. When presented with such a huge selection it’s nearly impossible not to develop a never-ending need for the newest thing as a listener. My tastes are always evolving and as a result I find myself getting sick of songs after only a few plays. I seek out artists who aren’t afraid to experiment and get a little weird.
Chance the Rapper is certainly not afraid to take the road less travelled. When he released I Am Very Very Lonely earlier this year he proved himself a versatile artist in my eyes. The first time I listen whenever he gets a little experimental I’m hesitant, but after a listen or two it’s always clear this guy knows what he’s doing. He’s an artist. Chance just released a collaboration with The Social Experiment called No Better Blues and it’s one you need to hear. As a little bonus, he’s offering it as a free download on Soundcloud. As a realist (aka pessimist), sometimes I need lyrics like these. Thank you, Chance, for shaking things up and keeping my tiny attention span focused on you.