Remember that scene in White Men Can't Jump when Wesley Snipes' character attempts to make the distinction between people "listening to Jimi" and "hearing Jimi"? The latest track and music video from Charlotte-based artist Brio pulls audiences in each direction: On the one hand there's that hollow-earth, reverb-y sway that lures you into the groove, while his clever rhymes encourage you to explore the deeper meanings within his musical universe.
The song is an unreleased track from last year during the sessions of an upcoming project entitled 'LITEBLEU', which will be released in the fall of 2016. When asked about the influences behind the track and video that was shot in downtown Atlanta, Brio says, "[It was] Inspired from the patience, the grind and the relentlessness of the beginnings of something eternal, within the city and inside."
With a sound that defies common genres, the closest comparisons can be found in cloud rap and new age trap. Brio's buttery flows and spacey atmospheres are destined for coasting past the skyscrapers on hot summer nights. Eternally. Watch the video and you'll know what I mean:
+ Official video for the unreleased single "Trip" by Brio, shot by Myles Harris >>> Released by Creative Loafing Charlotte
+ Visit Brio's Soundcloud