Chandler Swain wrestles with his demons on his new track “Honestly”
What we have is a track that is demonstrating the potential of this young emcee.
Is this the deepest, most experimental song that you are going to hear? The answer is “No”. The piano and beat are fairly basic and straightforward. However, it does just enough to keep you interested even with a sound that comes across as familiar.
Chandler’s vocals are grimy with a rough edge to them and to anyone that is not paying close attention it probably just sounds like another “angry, white-boy” rapper. Comparisons to NF are understandable, but he has a foundation to grow on and find his own voice.
His writing on the verses shows that he has the chops to hang. Swain’s bars well thought out and pack a punch. They are without a doubt the highlight of the song as should be the case for any good wordsmith.
The hook did not impress me near as much as the verses. The repetitive nature of the chorus just did not do it for me.
Overall this is a solid offering and Swain has stated that he has more music on the way. I for one will be interested to see how his music develops as there is certainly a niche in the culture that is hungry for this style of hip hop.
“Honestly” drops on February 22, 2019 – Make sure you check it out!