artistnameleon releases “Longshot”, a laid-back anthem with an arcade theme, to praise the hopeful serenity of 2021. The ATL-based singer-songwriter spent the majority of the last year challenging our perception of genre. “Longshot” is his latest single to sit outside these scopes, generating fresh lyricism that decentralizes the definitions of genre.
“I don’t carry fetty / Put that on my debit / I’ve been minding bidness / I just built my credit.” From a rap perspective – a clout dealer’s genre of choice – artistnameleon pushes increasingly mature narratives: no fetty, minding his own business and staying steady. From a pop perspective – full of flash, money and radio hits – this up-and-coming songwriter instead opts to promote personal growth.
Music needs more of this, and artistnameleon is a shining example of where lyricism and genre will move into the future.