HipHopDX Premiere – Sapient turns 35 on Tuesday (October 16) and in an effort to rejoice, the Sandpeople vet is gifting his followers with a brand new visible for “Overjoyed.”
Written and produced by the Oregon-based artist, the track finds Sapient venturing into extra acoustic guitar-based music and utilizing his spectacular vocal vary to drive dwelling its anti-materialism idea.
“Not to be on some Ancient Aliens shit, however I'm fairly anti-money and the position it performs in suppressing our pure inclination to dream and be artistic,” Sapient explains to HipHopDX. “‘Overjoyed’ is in regards to the vacancy of devoting our lives to work, receiving cash and hole reward whereas struggling to remain linked to what actually units our soul ablaze.
“I used to be doing a lot to supply for my household that I by no means actually had the prospect decelerate analyze all the things: the dwell present, the enterprise construction, the sound and model. I wanted a while to hearken to my instinct and plan my strikes extra intentionally, so I took a 12 months pause in my tour and schedules to have the ability to refocus on my household, work on my home and and simply make artwork.”
In the video, Sapient will get a birthday card and present from Life Kills Slowly co-founder Timi Hendrix. He opens the large current to discover a labradoodle pet named Moose inside.
“Timi is a brilliant dope German rapper who has change into an excellent pal and collaborator,” he says. “LKS releases and helps my music in most non-US territories. He actually has put me on the map in Germany by bringing me on the market to tour and introducing his followers to my music. The birthday current and card are his little distant cameo.”
“[Moose] is a chilly killer,” he provides. “He’s not even a 12 months previous now and he has like three teardrop face tats.”
As the video continues, Sapient continues to sing whereas attempting to mild his birthday cake on fireplace.
“We have been attempting to determine the right way to mild this cake that my spouse made on fireplace,” he says. “Jon Sleeves went into the storage and got here out with gasoline in his paper espresso cup. I used to be like, ‘You positive you wish to do this inside?’ and he wasn’t frightened about it. So yeah, we lit a cake on fireplace with gasoline in his eating room.”
Watch the Tim Slusarczyk-directed video above and discover extra data about Sapient right here.