In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are today’s musicians who champion an artform that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It”, where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
Shyland Flowers: “Gone When the Sun Comes Up”
For now, Shyland Flowers’ music is available exclusively on SoundCloud.
How We Found It:
We first came across South Carolina-based MC Shyland Flowers and his track “Gone When the Sun Comes Up” when he submitted to our portal at SubmitHub last week. “Gone When the Sun Comes Up” is his third release of the year, and fourth ever release that’s still accessible by the public.
Why We Like It:
I’m going to be blunt: this song is strange – and I mean that in the absolute best way. Oscillating between groovy and fragmentary, “Gone When the Sun Comes Up” is a muddled sonic experience that blends genre in a truly intriguing way. To contextualize the concept, this track is reminiscent of certain fantastical sounds heard in the music of Damian Albarn’s Gorillaz. The most fascinating aspect of this song is how it morphs and evolves during the verses to an atmospheric, industrial vignette that would leave most rappers clueless. But this is where Shyland Flowers shines: his flows ground an unstructured soundscape, providing an edge that makes this song a singular experience. His delivery provides the perfect contrast to the vocals and production elsewhere in the track. Since we’ve begun accepting submissions here on CentralSauce, we’ve received over 600 songs. “Gone When the Sun Comes Up” is the most distinctive of them all.
From the Artist:
In regards to how this track came together, I’m most proud of the artists in our city and their willingness to come together to create. Even though we are not in the same genre, it made the song what it is today.” – Shyland Flowers