NEW MUSIC: Killiam Shakespeare serves the perfect dose of variety and musicality in latest collective album ‘Killiam Season 1’
By Sound Check
August 4, 2016
Killiam Shakespeare’s new collective album ‘Killiam Season 1’ is a hefty dose of variety, gifting the ears of all who hears it. The Philly-based group: with frontmenSteve Mckie and Corey Bernhard, are showcasing their talent to the extreme with this multifaceted project- collaborating with artists across all genres. ‘Killiam Season 1’- their 2nd studio album- with its electronic basis and R&B overlay, is a true blend of genres- allowing the audience to approach it in any mood, and come out satisfied. Throughout the piece, the styles begin to merge; as classical tracks loop over rock tracks that loop over rooted hip hop foundations. With half of its songs having lyrical input (varying from raps, to ballad-like intonations), and others expressing solely through instrumentals- the whole package is a malleable work of art, fitting every circumstance. Check out the 16-song long ‘Killiam Season 1’ below.
By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor
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