Brevin Kim – “swim!”

By: Shamus Hill

Brevin Kim, a duo of brothers from the Greater Boston area, release “swim!” and announce that they have a collab EP with Lil West that’s set to drop this upcoming Friday.

Consistent with the majority of the pair’s discography, both Bren and Cal play somewhat of a balancing act throughout “swim!”. Bren sings with an overwhelmed, almost aching torment that revolves around the various hurdles that life throws one’s way. Just when his thoughts seem to spiral out of control, Cal arrives with the important reminder to “swim” as Bren belts out, “it’s hard to forget, when you’re focused on forgetting”. Not only does their lyricism evoke a vast amount of emotion, but the manner in which they deliver these lyrics takes that feeling and expands it exponentially. In short, “swim!” is a powerful anecdote that emphasizes the necessity to persevere through the depths of life’s tumultuous moments. No matter how bad things may seem — we can never give up.

Listen to “swim!” below:

Photo Above by Oliver Peric

Kingfrom98 – “Brothers” [Official Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Boston’s Kingfrom98 returns with the official audio/visual for his new track titled “Brothers”. Responsible for directing, shooting, and editing the video is Tanj, who once again produces a stunning piece of work.

This is Kingfrom98’s first release of 2019, and it’s looking as if he’s only going to be building atop the successes he’s had throughout his last year. “Brothers” circulates around those in Kingfrom98’s life that have continuously been by his side. Their presence hasn’t gone unnoticed, and this track serves as almost an ode in their honor. In addition to the thoughtful concept behind this track, Kingfrom98 makes use of a melodic sound that’s different from what his usual listeners would expect to hear. While different, the end result remains the same — a wonderfully-made track. Kingfrom98’s work ethic and support system are doing wonders for the young artist, with this release being one of his best yet.

Watch the official video for “Brothers” below: