There are moments in life when you have to drop everything you’re doing and focus on one thing. When Chance The Rapper and his music group The Social Experiment release a new project, I stop what I’m doing and pay attention.
Chance The Rapper is the most common answer I give when people ask me who my favorite artist I’ve discovered through music blogging is. It’s tough to compete with an artist like Sam Smith, who is another frontrunner, and this isn’t an apples to apples comparison because the music they make is so different, but I appreciate Chance for his ability to explore what the meaning of art is. Today’s music video is a fine example: he explores gospel, theater, and big-band jazz influences while maintaining an element of entertainment and catchiness all along (did you see those dance moves?!).
Chance’s portfolio is vast, containing deep, dark songs like “Paranoia,” nostalgic songs like “Wonderful Everyday“, depressing songs like “No Better Blues,” crowd pleasers like a cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” and refreshing pick-me-ups like “Everybody’s Something,” and with the latest work from Chance and The Social Experiment, it only looks to be evolving and growing into something more artful and alluring every day.