When the current song has ended you'll see it here
Rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa has recently signed to Sydney label Big Village Records, the news of which came alongside the announcement of a brand new EP, Dead Centre, dropping early next month. The first track to be released is "Freedom" featuring Mataya, produced by Poncho of Thundamentals; the powerful lyrics and heady beats give us a taste of what's to come on the seven track record.
I'm particularly keen to share this track here on Indie Shuffle, as I don't think many people outside of Australia are aware that we've got music like this coming out today. "Freedom" is an introspective, introductory track that brings us into Musa's world, as he questions his identity, and what he represents within the world around us - freedom.
The Malaysian-Australian has appeared on Australian political panel show Q&A, spoken for TEDx and more, and now aims to bring "political rap to the forefront of Australian hip-hop." The track's illustrative lyrics are coupled with lush, atmospheric electronic production and Mataya's bright vocals, blending ideas with beats to make you both "think and party."
In a press release, he explains, “This EP is about people who are considered to be marginal taking centre stage, telling their stories in a fearless and ferocious way.
"It's about being brutally honest about what I go through.”
Dead Centre comes out on August 5 via Big Village Records.