In his new single, ‘Mentally I’m Someplace Else’, Smilez raps, “I’m not too proud to ask for assist”, and with that straightforward line, he delivers an entire vary of advanced implications.
A vocalist who’s greater than able to expressing himself with nice nuance, Smilez would possibly sound like he’s broken, however beneath the powerful swaggering fashion he’s immensely optimistic. His robust character and humble presentation ensures that his listeners give him the sympathy he wants, as he bravely reaches out with strains which can be as heartbreaking as he sounds wounded.
Born in Dallas however now making his dwelling in LA, Smilez can lay declare to hundreds of thousands who’ve reached again to him when he’s sought their assist. His earlier releases, together with 2020’s ‘Head Shoulders’, and the follow-up monitor, ‘Sit Again & Chill out’, have been rewarded with numerous streams.
With ‘Mentally I’m Someplace Else’, Smilez confronts the problems of heartbreak, longing, habit and substance abuse, societal acceptance and rejection, and the precarious nature of psychological well being. All of the whereas he stays regular as a rock, assured of himself, and utterly composed, it doesn’t matter what tries to knock him down.
‘Mentally I’m Someplace Else’ isn’t only a demonstration of Smilez’s vocal abilities and rapid-fire verses; it’s additionally a showcase for his musical creativity and expertise for association. He spends a lot of the monitor rhyming accompanied by nothing however a piano, serving as a sonic metaphor for Smilez’s tranquil internal state.
In yet one more expression of his abilities, the music video for ‘Mentally I’m Someplace Else’ was conceived and directed by Smilez himself. The clip sees the artist, wearing his signature yellow, rapping at his mute and downcast self, filmed in greyscale. Every now and then, sequences of Smilez as a toddler intersperse the trendy day clips: surrounded by family and friends he’s proven to already be totally in possession of the integrity he maintains as we speak.