By Charlie Maybee
L.A. based rapper and pop musician, J BLITZ (aka Josh Hublitz), is back with a new, laid back single titled ‘ABOVE WATER’; an introspective song that tackles themes of anxiety while holding on to a feel-good groove. Where the lyrics and guitarwork are thoughtful, the electronic drum subvert any possibility of a downward spiral with a more upbeat approach that demonstrates pop sensibilities.
“Personally, this song has meaning as there have been significant struggles in my life recently” J BLITZ writes, “however I’m managing to stay afloat and to maintain a positive outlook despite certain struggles. I hope other people with anxiety and struggles of their own can connect and feel good about listening to this song, knowing it is ok to feel anxiety. This is the first of a series of singles I will release that continue to dive deeper into this message”.
With this notation of what to expect from the rapper thematically in the future, this is a solid effort that showcases J BLITZ’s spitfire rhymes alongside more melodic guitar. There’s something for everyone as he expertly packages the realms of hip hop, indie aesthetics, and commercial music into a cohesive song that bumps. An up-and-coming force for sure in among west coast fans of music, so be sure to check him out. Fingers crossed that a complete album is coming from him in the near future.
“ABOVE WATER” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud, and on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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