Changing levels x Breaking Standards x Elevating all

08 - 21 - 2017

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Over the past couple of years, rising artist Sarob has consistently released quality work. The Ohio artist has built a buzz and growing fanbase through his honesty, witty lyrics, sultry voice and pristine production.

Seeing In The Dark

The EP begins with a 2 minute piano driven introduction. It has a classical sound. You don’t hear many artists composing their music in today’s time. Hearing the clean melody with soft hi-hats sets a great tone for “Seeing In The Dark”. It is very reminiscent of J.Cole’s intro track on 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

A great thing I dig about the project is that each track bleeds into one another.

The next track ”White Moon” starts with the same closing melody on the intro. This merges a cohesive feel within the listener. The production on White Moon is mad smooth. I can’t help but vibe to the way Sarob rides over the beat. This track is definitely a head-nodder. 

Notable Quotes: 

 “Showing love that’s the secret to life”

 “Tell A Dime Fall Through Like My Pockets Broke”

The production on Bullseye/Relax gives off a techno electronic feel. So far, the EP has a great mixture of sounds, proving that Sarob does well over various instrumentation. Correy Parks begins spitting bars as soon the track starts. Parks warms up the track for Sarob with his joyful off-the-top wordplay. Sarob talks about being 17 stressing about getting signed to a label.

Notable Quote: “Niggas want the credit, but won’t pay on time”

The next track keeps the momentum of the EP flowing. “Crystal Clear” features NY hip hop veteran ScienZe.

Notable Quote: “I can’t throw towels forever I rather throw celebrations”

24 Hrs

Sarob is at his best in “24 hours”. The purity and honest lyrics that fans adore him for are present. The song will connect with fans because of the authenticity and jazzy sounds. Here he sings the lyrics, “I ain’t got time to waste time” over a silky saxophone. Overall the track is well produced and a solid well-rounded addition to the EP.

The outro song “Red Sun” has a piano melody similar to “White Moon”, but is still in its own vein. The outro is more upbeat and happy. The brilliance of it is that it ties the vibe of the EP together. “Seeing In The Dark” is not an overwhelming project to discern and digest. The extended play is just something light for your soul.

Notable Quote: “I push it to the apex and if I bust the latex, my kids will show respect, I mean the utmost”

In the words of Sarob, “Seeing in the dark” is about learning to navigate the unknown in his personal life and music career. The project was definitely impressive and I look forward to new videos and music releases from this artist.

Check out the links to Sarob’s new EP below:

Spotify • Apple Music • Soundcloud


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