Edinburgh-based rapper, Conscious Route and producer, True Note bring you their collaborative debut album, ‘Lost Routes.’ Release date 20.10.2020
The album demonstrates the versatility of the duo as they bring a range of musical styles from hip-hop to grime and drum and bass, with tints of electronica and more. All the while, Conscious Route delivers different flows to speak on a variety of personal and political matters, from mental health and personal struggles to social commentary and experiences from his years in the music industry.
Conscious Route’s abilities as an MC are matched by the rich production of True Note (aka Mert Pearson), as they delve into themes of things that lurk in darkness, both from a metaphorical and a literal perspective.
Delivering uncompromising politicized intellect with a raw street edge, this album is interspersed with short interview skits that provide extra light on the subject matter as Conscious Route manages to bring thought-provoking lyricism without coming off preachy. All the while, True Note’s shifting aural backdrop prevents the soundscape from getting stale.
Music from this 20-track release has already been catching attention, with three instrumentals and one full track being picked up by Channel 4 for their mini documentary series, ‘Take Your Knee Off My Neck,’ a response to the killing of George Floyd.
A powerful and personal contemplation on UK life in the 21st Century, this release possesses more than enough bump to take the message to radio and the clubs too.
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