By: Seamus Fay
Here at Graduation Music, we definitely focus on the budding music scene forming in Massachusetts, but that’s not to say that some of our neighbors aren’t doing their thing, as well. For instance, the state of Connecticut is developing some promising young artists right now right in front of our eyes. One of these artists is Genshin, a producer and rapper with an inimitably hypnotic sound that you simply need to get hip to. Today, we introduce him to our pages with his video for “Late Nights/Demand Respect”.
On one hand, led by a southern-inspired style, rich with soul and smooth sounds, “Late Nights” finds Genshin dropping off clouded deliveries that fit seamlessly over the effortless sound of the production. With this, he provides listeners with a level of distant emotion, and in the way he rips out each flow, the rising talent is able to capitalize beautifully within the pockets of energy that the production provides. This very style is topped off with fitting visuals courtesy of Ike Bakah, playing on the hypnotic nature of neon lights to illustrate such a mysterious yet compelling sound.
The back end of this release, “Demand Respect”, surrounds Genshin with an ominous feeling, as he flawlessly moves through hazed production. Once matched with the chilling effects of dark blue imagery, this release is enhanced to the next level, and all in all, it works perfectly as the complement to “Late Nights”. If this doesn’t show you that Genshin is ready to help put CT on the map, then I don’t know what will. All I know is that there’s something special brewing in the Connecticut scene, and it’s up to us to pay attention and understand how dope this is.
Watch the visuals for “Late Nights/Demand Respect” below.