Written by Imani Wj Wright
This guy has all the attributes to make you feel his messages. Passion, enticing instrumentation, and relatable lyrics.
One of the first things that stood out to me about WRECK's delivery on his latest track, "The Hill," was his vulnerable stance on love and the struggles that can easily entail. He didn't attempt to seem perfect, but he also didn't speak too poorly of himself. That type of balance adds a sense of realism to an artist.
WRECK told SwanoDown:
"Rather than extracting emotions from my listeners, my intentions were more focused on helping them to better cope with the ones they may already feel. For me, that’s a big deal. And, with this project, I wanted to really help those who were going through that weird love cycle we all seem to slip in and out of nowadays. You know the one where you can’t let go of someone even though you know it’s the best thing to do? It’s a real roller coaster and I really wanted to make something my audience could connect with."
WRECK does something in The Hill that adds even more genuine tones throughout. He quickly goes back and forth with his statements. For example, at one point he says: "Don’t get my feelings hurt, and girl for what it's worth, you the apple of my eye." It's instantly followed with: "Can we put this shit behind us, cause'..." In one line, he manages to mention some positives and negatives. Very up & down, like a hill- adding even more context to the tiitle.
"I always have my audience in mind, they’re what drives me to keep grinding no matter what! During my writing process however, I feel the best I can do is be my genuine self and express my views. Not everyone will agree with my message or views. Either way, the goal remains the same, to have a positive impact on every single person who hears my music."
Check out The Hill: