Eddie Award-nominee Promise the Unbreakable just recently dropped his latest album, “The Bigger Person.”
The Schenectady native is a self-made man in the local scene. In his time, he’s dropped a dozen mixtapes and just as many music videos. The hip hop artist is on a self-appointed mission to move and light a Schenectady that lost its way. “The Bigger Person,” is a 10-track follow up to his 2019 EP “It’s No Such Things As Little Lies.”
Promise tries to spread a message of positivity and awareness with each track. He tells stories from the neighborhood with words heavily laden with near despair, but underneath the message continues to preach the fight to persevere.
You can find Promise the Unbreakable’s “The Bigger Person” across all platforms, including Apple Music.
Mik3Y The Rapper recently dropped a collaboration with local pop artist Katie Louise with his latest video release “Socially Awkward.”
Mik3Y The Rapper is a native of Monroe in upstate New York. He’s spent the best part of the decade rapping and opening for regional acts. He’s recently beefed up his online presence, chasing clout on his YouTube channel with sharp videos and tight collaborations.
They see me around town,
and they’re so proud of me.
But, they can’t buy a ticket,
or let alone follow me.
His latest collaboration involves our own local pop artist, Katie Louise. Produced by 47 Shots, the video was filmed at an abandoned mental facility downstate. It sets the scene for a track that should hit a chord for every local artist struggling to climb the ladder.
Check out the video below and access more of his work from his YouTube channel.
We’re shooting our shot a day early with this entry. Girl Blue is set to drop her latest EP “For You, My Love” on Saturday, May 9.
The independent artist has remained busy throughout virus-related shutdowns. This new, five-track EP is a follow up to her 2019 EP “Home Movies.” Last year’s live release showcased Girl Blue at her best, on stage and in front of a crowd. Though she doesn’t have the opportunity to play before a live audience, she has two live streams scheduled for this weekend — one today, May 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. She will perform from Saratoga’s Caffe Lena on each of the two steaming events, revealing tracks from her new release.
For more information, visit her website.
Architrave is a new wave duo involving Ballston Spa residents Jennifer Maher Coleman and Paul Coleman.
The duo recently dropped its latest album “This Perfect Day.” This nine-track album is full of psychedelic synth vibes from Paul at the keys. Jennifer’s words at the mic are equally as trippy.
You’re in for a shock ‘cause everything’s gone
There’s only that feeling you get from a song
There’s a hint of a mood and a canceled perfume
But none of the life that once filled the room
— Can’t Go Home
This is my introduction to Architrave’s work, and from the tracks featured on Bandcamp, it’s a sharp production. The sound is reminiscent of the ’80s new wave scene driven by Depeche Mode, who is listed among their influences.
“The Perfect Day” is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.
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