I love when I have the opportunity to cover a brand new artist here on City of Wind. As a writer, it's a breath of fresh air to be hit with something different, and it is always a true honor to use my platform to promote a brand new artist. Making their City of Wind debut on this frigid January evening is Curt Summers, with his heartfelt love jam "Celebrity."
The instrumental here is soulful and grief-stricken. The female vocals are layered nicely, and add a ton of depth throughout. There are some twinkly pianos that pluck away underneath, and the guitar chords add a nice melodic touch as well. There's a smokey saxophone solo towards the end of the track that ties everything up nicely.
Curt Summers gets busy on here. His bars walk a tightrope between poetic and emotive, weaving together the best of both worlds. He wears his heart on his sleeve, putting on full display his deep infatuation with a love interest. There isn't a ton of wordplay on here; only bar after bar of Summers peeling back layer after layer of his feelings, and it feels like he will never run out.
I must admit that Curt Summers is an artist I have been sleeping on for awhile. However, "Celebrity" should serve as a wake up call for not only myself, but Chicago's music scene at-large. With an instrumental that is deeply-layered and rich with musical elements, and an MC as passionate and eloquent as Curt Summers, "Celebrity" makes for an astounding listen.
"Celebrity" is now available on all platforms.
Stream "Celebrity" on Spotify here:https://open.spotify.com/album/4AW9kn5VapdkKYXDi56Awo?si=92zTWTzqRQC7hZBp4ugi8Q
Stream "Celebrity" on Apple Music here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/celebrity-single/1493655487
Follow Curt Summers on Instagram @curtsummers_
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