By: Shamus Hill
Austin Fair is without a doubt one of Graduation Music’s favorite artists making noise in Massachusetts right now. The Chicopee-native has been working his ass off throughout 2017 with the releases of his Everlasting album and Dead Roses mixtape, and has been growing increasingly popular across the state by way of his consistent output and relentless work ethic. Austin’s latest release, “LEBRON”, has received exceptional reception from fans both new and old, which in turn has shifted a lot of focus towards what his next move will be. And now, in a truly merry fashion, Austin Fair is here on our pages to gift the world with his highly-anticipated High Demand EP for Christmas.
With the majority of High Demand being produced by Humbeats, this project offers an array of sounds, all of which are more than deserving of being put into the rotation for the weeks to come. “Uh Huh” is the first track on the project, and off the rip, it sets the high-paced vibe off and lets listeners know right away that he isn’t playing with this project – Fair is ready to end 2017 with a bang. Much like “LEBRON”, this first cut slaps, and will definitely be one that the real Austin Fair fans will recognize as he has performed it at several shows in the past. With this, Austin stated that he “can finally give people the songs they’ve been rocking with at all the shows”, speaking to the unrivaled number of bangers he has had in the vault just waiting on their release. Those fortunate enough to have witnessed an Austin Fair performance know all-too-well about how rowdy they can get.
Following “Uh Huh” comes “Finesse” (ft. Suave), which will catch some of the newer Austin Fair fans off guard. Providing some feel-good vibes through the combination of Austin and Suave’s looming vocals, this track has quickly established itself as one of my favorite songs off of High Demand. Hands-down my favorite song off of the EP, however, was “New Persona”, which follows “Finesse” on the tracklist. Showcasing his experimental flow capabilities and the production talent of frequent collaborator Humbeats, the Jordan-Pippen duo were able to come up with a wonderful sounding track that is a lot more relaxed than some of the other music featured on the project.
Overall, I highly recommend listening to one of the most genuine, hardworking individuals out here who has been trying to make something happen in his home state. There aren’t many people exerting as much effort as this dude is, which has really paid off for Austin as he has slowly, but surely, built his fanbase from the ground up and will continue to do so in the new year.
Show Austin Fair some love on his latest release, High Demand EP, below: