Leading with creativity, confidence and unstoppable work ethic – akin to the likes of Russ – rapper and producer Connor Musarra boasts a plethora of accolades thanks to a 200-day streak of releasing a track daily.
Weave in some noteworthy producer credits (Trisha Paytas and Pussy Riot, to name just a couple), then witness the artist hitting with further power and intention, as his bold and humbly-titled new album Attempt 3 pierces through the scene.
Offering vocals that hold close to a clear sense of identity and tone, tracks like the fast-rising Mercury reach out for their clever wordplay, fearless commitment to the moment, and musically eclectic appeal.
As a producer, Musarra brings a refreshing edge of artistry to the rap world, injecting ambient soundscapes, trip-hop rhythms, catchy melodies and faultlessly honest lyrics – the sort that lean back and forth between intimately revealing and simple, quirky and contemporary.
Ozone is another defiant highlight from the new album, a beautifully hypnotic, immersive piece of audio and performance, which begs for repeat listens thanks to a short yet striking two-minute lifespan.