Māori artist CHASE WOODS has just released his new single, ‘Landlords‘, from his upcoming debut EP, ‘Terrace End Tapes‘. The track serves as a time capsule for Woods’, reflecting the harsh realities of his childhood in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and explores themes of growth and responsibility.
Woods’ heartfelt lyrics about financial hardships and nostalgia for youthful innocence, combined with playful melodies, optimistic hip-hop beats, and monopoly-inspired visuals, create a beautiful juxtaposition, encouraging listeners to keep moving because “time don’t stop for nobody, there’s no sorry on a clock”.
Throughout the song, Woods’ smooth vocal delivery is captivating and effortless, adding depth to the lyrics and demonstrating his talent as an artist. The track builds towards a memorable chorus, with layered harmonies emphasising the emotions conveyed in his words. The production by Joshua ‘Shush’ Crosland is also impressive, with skillfully blended elements of R&B and hip-hop seamlessly woven into the soulful soundscape.
Overall, ‘Landlords’ is an uplifting track showing us a glimpse of CHASE WOODS’ potential, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of his debut EP, ‘Terrace End Tapes.’, available on 25th November 2022.
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