by The Alchemist
Loby, a member of the College Park, MD community, first came onto the scene in 2018 with “Sorority Girl”, a captivating record that draws influence from The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, and Sabrina Claudio. Following this successful release, Loby has continued to expose his vulnerabilities with his unique and personal storytelling. Loby uses elements from various genres and wants to reinvent the R&B scene by mixing the classics while also tying in smooth, sensual, and ambient sounds to create a vibe of his own.
“Middle of the Night” is nothing short of a catchy yet personal R&B vibe that reels in its listeners with its initial first beat. Lyrically, the record goes through the various complications of a love triangle and the temptations and distractions associated with that. As you dive a little deeper, however, the song has a more personal and metaphorical meaning, allowing the listener(s) to interpret the message in many shapes and forms. Loby’s dark and moody vocals that are accompanied with these lyrics are set to reach higher heights than ever before.
As we listened to the track, we see how he was influenced from people like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller, as he has incredibly smooth vocal flow, and a ton of memorable bars in his lyrics. He says, “You said you love the thrill, girl I’ll keep it on the low, you said you’ll take some stills, if you want them we can post,” talking of a relationship with one of his relationships where he shows his care-free attitude very casually. The production is ominously beautiful as it combines some elements of R&B with foundations of modern day hip-hop to give it a unique sound. Look for Loby to continue his rise to the top, and check out his new song below.
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Rich Caviar is an artist that was born in Moscow, Russa, but raised in the USA. He is a multi-talented artist and has been steadily growing his music fan base by performing with the likes artists such as J Cole, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Fabolous, and MGK. He was recently featured on both Starz Hit TV show “Power”, and in the movie “Glass” directed by the legendary “M Night Shyamalan.”
His newest track is called, “Shyamalan” and Rich Caviar also produced it himself. It has an inspiring horn sample that really brings a feeling of ambition to the entire song. He combines an compelling form of lyricism and hard hitting drums and 808’s to make a very catchy track. Check out the track below.
Lund is an artist who grew up about 65 miles away from Los Angeles in Moreno Valley. He developed developed a heightened musical perspective as a little kid. Born to high school-age parents, he lived with his paternal grandparents as mom struggled with drugs and dad faced severe mental health issues. Lund’s grandfather taught him how to play guitar at just six-years-old. At the same time, he listened to everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, and Coldplay to N.W.A. and Gravediggaz. He played trumpet throughout middle school and even participated in marching band and orchestra. Discovery of Ableton broadened his sonic horizons further. By eleventh grade, he found himself cooking up his own productions and laying down vocals. Working out of his home studio, he architected everything from scratch, crafting the production, instrumentation, and singing.
Rumy Love was born to Iranian Muslim immigrants in Maryland, but spent majority of his life in Northern Virginia. When he was seven years old along with his family they relocated to Iran which was a huge culture shock for him. Iran is a country with a fascist regime, culturally very different from the United States. “I went from listening to Madonna, and New Kids On The Block, to getting arrested for listening to Pop music… Living in two totally different countries has influenced, and shaped me as a artist.”
In 1996 Rumy moved back to the United States. “I remember being exposed to so many different artists like, No Doubt, Puff Daddy, Coolio, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Missy, TLC, Metallica, Jarool, Ashanti, Naz, Red Hot Chilly Peppers” This was during a time when Pop, R&B, and Hiphop where at the forefront of mainstream media. Not only is Rumy influenced by Persian music because of his time spent in Iran, but also by the pop music he began hearing once he came back to the United States.