North London-based emcee 03CAS first caught our ears with his first set of singles back in 2021 and now he returns with the off-kilter video for his song “59FIFTY”. The moody record sees him dwelling on the concept of finding the strength to lift yourself out of the doldrums and stay true regardless of external pressures. Bolstered by a somewhat moody and sombre soundscape, 03CAS gives yet another outstanding performance with his unique carefree and somewhat slurred flow and profound lyrical schemes laced with both insight and unfiltered real-time elements.
The single is taken from his forthcoming album, THE IMPOSTER, which will see a release in 2023 via Future Gods. The project is based loosely on his own story; moving to London from South Africa, feeling displaced while yearning to make a new home, and all the struggles he has faced along the way. It paints a picture of wanting a better life against the stark realities of his London, the longing to escape the city and the reality of what bringing his son into the world means for that desire.
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