Echo Brown, a fresh talent from Raleigh (NC), will be dropping his confident “Struggles EP” on February 12th, his debut on The North Quarter. Having previously showcased his signature lo-f chords on “Show You” and his classy flip of Submorphics' “Daydreaming”, Echo Brown now presents a beautifully-rounded 6-track piece showing of his full range as a producer.
On “Affirmations”, one of the project's highlights, the young artist teams up with Manchester's KinKai, delivering a heartfelt and meaningful track that transcends genres. Later, on “Tug O War”, Abnormal Sleepz steps up and lays down his trademark introspective bars on this masterful Hip Hop cut. The rest of the project sees Echo Brown seamlessly weave through moods and ideas utilizing his signature hazy chords and vibes - not dissimilar to cloud rap – with refreshing results.
“This project really has been a culmination of a lot of different emotions I've felt over the past few years. Some of the tracks I wrote well under stress of the usual circumstances we all deal with while living out our lives” Echo Brown explains. “Fear of health, money, love; the fear of unjust discrimination, and hatred for being different. This EP really captures those vibes, and puts them into perspective; at least to me they do. And now, with Covid-19, I think it suits the situation quite well; and can be a piece of work that a lot of people can relate to. I think that's really important at the end of the day - to make something that resonates fiercely with the common human being.”
All in all, “Struggles EP” shows a glimpse of a bright future for a new wave artist that exhibits unusual maturity with his own unique sound.