Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Azekel continues to surprise and challenge the musical order in 2018. No better signpost than with new track “Hollow“, taken from the second chapter of his forthcoming debut album Our Father. The album, set for later this spring, is told in three chapters, ‘Family’, ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Youth’.
“Hollow” sets up the narrative for Chapter 2 – ‘Mental Health’ – perfectly. A genre melding, percussion heavy vibe, wrapped around Azekel’s soulful tones, the track is anchored by a social commentary and candid conversation which have become habitual in the rising star’s music. His voice on this topic is a refreshing addition to the once taboo topic within the black community.
This song feels as honest as a journal entry, and reveals some of the unspoken conversations that too many creatives internalize.
‘Mental Health’ will be told across a trio of songs, the aforementioned “Hollow”, alongside “Pyramids and Starships” and “Loading”, and follows the trio of songs for “Family” which also have a video – “Black Is Beauty (Daughters)“, “Don’t Wake The Babies” & “Can We Have Fun (In This House Tonight?)“.