Pell Embraces Evolution on “golden” Featuring Verite
Featuring brooding strings, "golden" finds the Louisiana artist reflecting on his personal evolution. Belting his heart out, Pell reflects on his changing life and artistry.
"I'm not without flaws, but I'm learning to change/Was taught to hold on but know nothing's the same/I travel the world, and when I wake up each day, it's golden to me," he sings on the track he produced along with Billy Cigarette.
Producing "golden" was something Pell probably couldn't have done a few years back. In the time since dropping his last project, the rapper's learned to play a few instruments and taken on a more involved role with the production of his music. The result is a project he calls his best to date.
Speaking with XXL a few weeks back, Pell offered up a bit of background on girasoul, which will feature more songs he helped produce.
"I was originally inspired by the colors that my music made me think of," he said of the inspiration for his new EP title. "I thought of yellow—more of like a marigold-kind of yellow. Not just bright and vibrant, but something that's like a kind of darker tone. Like maybe a sunflower that's like, on its way out," continued Pell. "Afterwards, it kinda became like a parallel to the rose that grew from concrete and I wanted it to be the sunflower that grew from floodwater. It's kind of like a purification going into another type of sound."
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