Coming through from the highly underrepresented Manchester music scene is Jude the Obscure, the emerging talent who blends a love for jazz, hip-hop and solid songwriting into his music project. We first heard of the UK artist with the contemplative ‘Strong Enough’, which has now been followed by a new uplifting release titled ‘Chapter 8’.
Working with fellow local musician, Jude leads the listener into this soulful new song that’s punctuated by a lively backbeat and glued together with a joyful saxophone. As per usual, the artist’s thoughtful rap provides special insight into “shedding the weight of hardships and social disillusion in favour of a more light-hearted take on life.“
Here Jude continues: “Chapter 8 reinforces the importance of keeping your head above water and overcoming personal struggles, but at the same time reminds us of the need for balance – don’t burn yourself out chasing whatever goal you’re trying to attain. Make sure you chill out every once in a while, live a little and take time to recharge.”
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