“There For You” (preview)
Joe K is an artist on the come up from right here in Milwaukee. Contrary to the background of most artists, he didn’t come into music and rapping until a later stage of his life. Some of his friends asked him to join in on a freestyle session just for fun and he gave it a shot. It turned out well and his interest was sparked from that point on. He spent a few months working to establish his style/sound using only his laptop and Adobe Audition. Eventually he got his sound down pact and released a few singles. From there, he went on to solidify his identity and brand. The rest is pretty much history. At the moment, Joe K is working on putting together an EP. The upcoming project is titled, Against The Elements. His hopes is that the effort will showcase his diversity and give his supporters an idea of what he’s all about. He shared a couple of tracks with the site for that same purpose. The single “There For You” stood out the most. Continue reading to find out why.
The production here is pleasant. It contains: a gentle bass, a prominent piano element, a middling pace, and a heartfelt vibe. The hook is adequate. The delivery is earnest and the lyrics are touching. The verses are good. Joe K brings a spic & span flow, authentic wordplay, and revealing rhymes. He takes the listener through a case of young love, from it’s beginning to it’s end. Some noteworthy lines include: “Odds were stacked against us. But we took ’em in stride. Made it work for three years til I made you my bride. It took a year and a half just for you to decide that you were through with it. So we said our good byes. You packed up and moved on. Leaving me breathless. Severing ties, you left me bare and neglected.” Those bars present some very intense emotions and imagery. All in all, this song is a real gem.
**My Two Cents: I like what Joe K has to offer. He has a very clean style about him in both sound and approach, as he doesn’t use profanity in his rhymes. Also, I appreciate the fact that he is not afraid to cover all sorts of topics. He says he makes music based on what’s real for him and you can hear that in his work. To check out additional tunes from Joe K, readers can visit his YouTube channel. His Facebook Page is linked earlier in the post and he can be found on Twitter as well. -MinM