Fresh off of the success of his debut release ‘Illumine’, the mysterious Croydon newcomer known as Vociferous Sly has returned for another round of psychedelic, lo-fi rap with scorching heater of a track ‘Sunshine’. The music video (produced and co-directed himself) sees Sly return with his signature style of visual magic, this time taking us on a raucous journey through the badlands of Croydon. Watch here
Developed as a conceptual framing for familiar conversations often played out between him and friends, ‘Sunshine’ is a playful odyssey of lyricism and wit; delving into politics, love and the struggle for privacy as a public artist. Considerably more tongue-in-cheek than the style of his drill & grime counterparts – who prefer their visuals icy and cold – ‘Sunshine’ plays more like an acid trip on a hot summers day; a truly high-octane rollercoaster of venomous flows and colourful characters.
Cascading over the beat with infectious rhythms and a compelling array of catchy melodies and punchy harmonies, Vociferous Sly ensures the song is also supplemented by his own status as a producer – choosing to supply his own unique, left-field fusion of sub-driven kicks, jazzy bass melodies and the chiming ukulele samples that give ‘Sunshine’ its apt moniker and mood.
A certified summer anthem, this is rap done differently.