Boston artist Token decided to grace his supporters with a treat last week on Halloween (10/31). He released a new song & video simply entitled “Threat.” The song was produced by Jon Glass of Glasshouse Productions. It has received almost 1,500 plays in less than a week and the video is at almost 9,000 views. Those are some sweet numbers for such a short amount of time. Find out what’s so great about the two offerings after the break.
Boston artist Stiz Grimey decided to treat his fans to a brand new single in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday. It’s called “Lizzie Borden” and it also includes a video component. Interesting fact time. Lizzie Borden is an American woman who was accused of committing axe murders back in 1892. Her father and step-mother were killed in the family’s hometown of Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was tried and later acquitted of the crimes. She was held in prison during her trial and her case was a high profile one throughout the United States. Upon her acquittal, she oddly enough decided to remain in Fall River until her passing in 1927. A decision was made to not look for another suspect in the murder of her parents. Til this very day, there is still lots of speculation as to how the crimes actually went down. Readers can get more details on Lizzie’s story here.
Boston artist EK released a very special single earlier this month. It’s coined “Mean Ol’ Town” and what makes it so significant is the fact that it was featured in the film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. The film happens to star Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie. The soundtrack also includes tunes by artists such as Common and Alicia Keys. So EK is in some very good company. Further details on the movie’s score can be found here.
Young rising Boston talent Token recently released his official debut music video earlier this month. It’s for a significant record called “Talk To You.” The song is set to a finespun production. The solid foundation, atmospheric supporting details, measured tempo, and natural vibe result in a flattering combination. The hook is excellent. The delivery is refreshing and the lyrics are genuine. The verses are enriching. Token issues out an ardent flow, direct wordplay, and caring rhymes. He uses his own fondness for a girl that has caught his eye online to convey the message to young girls and women that they don’t have to sexually exploit themselves, particularly on social media, in order to receive love and attention. Despite the fact that sex is a selling point in society and celebrity nudes are all the rage in the mainstream world. He executes this message perfectly by delving deep into the mechanics behind the unfortunate trend. Overall, this is an extremely riveting and meaningful track.
Stiz Grimey is an artist on the rise out of Boston whom the site’s Boston family Shawn Patel (Producers United) thought readers might enjoy. He released his debut project at the top of the year. It’s called Spare Change and can be heard via Audio Mack. Currently, he is circulating a video for his second single off of the album titled “Here We Are Again.”