What does it mean to be an outsider and an unknown quantity in the current music landscape? Usually, when an artist decides to buck trends and create a sound that isn’t “radio-friendly,” he/she is relegated to the underground forever. These artists may get to play small clubs and tour regularly, but they are often perpetually associated with the indie music industry. That’s why it’s really refreshing to see an artist like Lance Skiiiwalker making a splash and getting his time in the limelight. His sound is definitely left-leaning, mixing elements of alternative with electronica, soul and hip-hop. He’s currently signed to the TDE label, which is home to current rap giants like Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. This is also the label that houses more eccentric acts like Sza and the young upstart, Isaiah Rashad.
Lance just dropped his official debut album, Introverted Intuition, and the video for his official single “Lover’s Lane” really caught our attention. With this artist, you have a vocalist, composer and producer who completely understands the sound he wants to put out into the world. Check out the video below: