Posts Tagged ‘CHCKLK’

July 29, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.26.2016

Featured music – July 26th, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Considering CHCKLK’s stunning debut The One which dropped nearly a year ago, I’m rather astonished that I let some of his subsequent music slip through the cracks. Until now. The new video for somber spellbinder Rising Up draws me back into into his smoky alt pop and R&B. The NY native turned SoCal resident offers up a poignant music video to go along with the aching mid-tempo ballad, a song that observes people’s readiness to die. It all seems rather morbid, but that’s exactly the sort of glum darkness that I find most appealing. Rising Up was produced by Rohme and JSoundz, and their ambient soundscape is a haunting companion to CHCKLK’s meditative cooing. Rising Up is available from iTunes.

September 10, 2015

Counting James Blake and Noah “40″ Shebib as major influences is newcomer CHCKLK, who released a striking debut single in the form of The One, for which he also unleashed a dusky music video. Described as a pleasingly weird and slightly nomadic artist, CHCKLK also seems to channel some The Neighbourhood and a dash of Chet Faker on The One, a mosaic concoction that brings together hip hop, soul, electronic, and pop. Produced by New York’s Rohme, The One is a gritty and meditative yet moving and swooning debut that examines life’s fickler nature. The Long Island based newcomer also created Kids of The Forest, a unique community of artists who aim to push boundaries and challenge societal conventions. The One is available to download off Soundcloud. CHCKLK promises more info about Kids Of The Forest soon.