At this moment, hoards of artists are digging deep to contextualize their existence within the grand scheme of our world. Skyzoo is one of them, and he’s promising “the most complex, most layered and most important work to date” with his In Celebration Of Us album. Most artists say that just to say it but Skyzoo offered the why, explaining that “on this album, I wanted to tap into the present, more so than any other album of mine as far as full projects. Music of the times is the best way to describe it.”
Sometimes it’s important to go back in time to define the now, which is what Skyzoo did on “Baker’s Dozen,” which features Apollo Brown and Raheem Devaughn. The song is heavily inspired by D’Angelo’s “Devil’s Pie,” not just with the bouncy drums and gloomy chops, but the examination of the struggle that ensues in downtrodden communities like Skyzoo’s Brooklyn, where everyone either “got it or want it,” as Skyzoo cogently stated on the track.
“Baker’s Dozen” is the lead single from Celebration Of Us, which is dropping February 2nd. You can pre-order here and have access to “Baker’s Dozen.”