Portland emo-rapper sadeyes has released his latest EP, molotov, via Epitaph Records.
Molotov marks a new era for sadeyes, as a sharp departure from his earlier releases and the catalyst to reveal a side of his artistry that hasn’t been seen before.
Lead single “dropout” finds him straying from lo-fi beginnings and toeing the line of viral cloud rap and pop, which overflows into the rest of the project. Throughout the eight-track EP, he channels artists such as Oliver Francis, Nav, and Drake as he experiments with different flows and auto-tuned R ‘n’ B hooks to elevate his signature sadboi sentiment.
“As I get older, it’s been easier to open up and be myself. I was really afraid of showing everyone that I was more than just a lo-fi artist. I was scared of failure, but the more I worked on other styles of music, the more comfortable I felt sharing, and then the sound started to evolve.
“I’m in a new chapter in my career where I’m beginning to tour and evolve. With growth comes stress and this tape helped me alleviate that.”
Check out “dropout” below, and listen to the molotov EP here.
Images courtesy of sadeyes.