The coolest thing happens on this album by Minnesota-born artist Collin Ward a.k.a. Observer Drift: hip-hop intersects with folk music. It’s a dreamy masterclass of music with rigid percussion and soothing vocals. Each track seems to represent an important aspect of the young artist’s creative mind.
In Collin’s own words:
Fjords is about growth and change. Exploring the unexplored and seeking new vantage points. I think that each song stands for itself and has a separate message rather than contributing to an overall theme. I would try to tell you what each song is about and what actually inspired each one, but that is something I do not even completely know yet. I wrote all these songs as they came to me without stopping to question what they meant or why they existed in my head. So with that said, maybe you can help me with revealing what they mean by listening to them and providing yourself with an explanation of your own. With time and aging, perhaps each song will reveal itself.
[via The Blue Walrus]