East London musician Strike is a vocalist and producer who raps while paying keyboard and guitar. Consistently putting out music and videos since late 2016, almost every two months, he’s not in the least bit done with music to deliver to us, including a new EP.
Strike now presents his latest track ‘Sunshine’, featuring singer Albert Gold. ‘Sunshine’ is close to Strike’s heart, as he opens up about his experience with knife crime. He reveals how he felt when he was younger, nearly getting stabbed in his home town in Reading, Berkshire. Locked into a 1 on 1 fist fight with an older ex-convict, his opponent luckily dropped the knife giving Strike enough time to get away safely.
Sonically, the production on the song features ambient and futuristic synths, almost encapsulating the freeness that Strike may feel in escaping such a situation that he rhymes about. A thumping beat which kicks off with sounds of sirens from a the beginning, there is an almost grittiness to the song, save for the mellow melody. Albert Gold also provides soulful, wavy vocals on the chorus.
Recently, Strike has been working on new material, planning live videos and producing for other artists. So look out for much more music to come from Strike in the coming months, hopefully going in to the new year too.
Here is “Sunshine” available everywhere now:
Stream/Purchase ‘Sunshine’ now:
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