Ronin Halloway has been releasing singles and collaborating with other local Hip Hop artists (including the thoughtful three-track Icarus Trilogy with JayBee Lamahj) for the past couple of years, building up anticipation for his seven-song recording project, Pressure. A collaboration with local producer/beatmaker SmokeFace (aka Evan Brown, also the drummer for Multimagic), according to press materials, the album continues the kind of deeper conceptual vision exhibited on the Icarus project and “explores themes of loss, addiction and longing across raw, synth-based soundscapes.”
The titular track “Pressure,” released as a single in May (with an accompanying music video), is a dynamic whirlwind of swirling atmospherics, throbbing low-end and Halloway’s versatile vocals, which shapeshift constantly throughout the track, taking on different tones, rhyme schemes and moods. It’s almost as if Halloway is letting multiple personalities take turns on the mic and it makes for a gratifying listening experience.
Today we're thrilled to premiere the second music video from Pressure (which will be available this Friday), for the equally dynamic and intense track "Be Okay." The clip was directed and edited by Jeremy Whitcomb.
Get more info on Ronin Halloway at roninsroad.com.
Update: Pressure is out now.