Even though the 8mm film and Sol’s Kenny Loggins steez make this video look like it was shot decades ago, it’s a brand new set of visuals for the track off his Dear Friends III EP. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, grab the dopeness at SolSays.com.
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.
Checking in from out of the country to post up some behind the scenes footage of the homies Sol, Grynch, Geo, and Thig Nat recording Sol’s “Spliff” remix. Download the EP here if you haven’t already!
If you listened to Sound Session last week, you heard the homey Sol come through to talk about his new project, Dear Friends, Vol. 2. Be sure to grab the free EP and enjoy one of Seattle’s dopest MC’s.
In case you want a little video to go with the audio from this week’s SNSS, here’s some footage of the homey Sol sitting in with us. We talked about his new EP (download here!), his upcoming trip to Brazil, and more.