Sol – Dear Friends (video)

They homey Sol has quickly become not only of my favorite artists in Seattle, but one of my favorite people in the local scene.  He’s humble, driven, focused, and above all, talented.  He knows where he wants to go with music and he has all the tools to get there.  Aside from the obvious (rhymes, catchy hooks, good ear for beats, song structure, etc.), almost every track seems to be a very genuine look into his state of mind.  Isn’t that what artistic expression should be?

“Dear Friends” is a prime example and much like J. Pinder’s recent video, it’s brought to life nicely by Jon Augustavo’s direction.  This hook is ridiculous and when it combines with the melodic, semi-ambient beat, it should instantly recall your favorite moments of Drake’s So Far Gone.  Just like Drizzy, the strength of Sol’s music lies in his ability to evoke particular moods in the listener.  While based on his specific life experiences, they’re topics and emotions that are universal to us all.

Off Dear Friends, Vol. 2 – download here.

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