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Latrell James questions our lives in this crazy world on ‘Today’

 
 

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Latrell James knows how to keep the flow. Last year the Boston hip-hop artist and producer introduced himself to a widespread audience as the voice behind Cheerios’ national television ad campaign, and in March followed that up with a proper recording of call-and-response anthem “Okay”, a live staple that’s since surpassed 120,000 plays on Spotify. For his latest effort, James has rolled out “Today”, produced by frequent collaborator Tedd Boyd, a soulful indoctrination that tries to make sense of the crazy world around us. “There was a lot going on in the world and in my personal life when I was writing this,” James says. “I just wanted to make sure that I was capturing my feelings while experiencing them.” We’re all sitting here trying to make sense of yesterday and bracing for whatever comes today; James is here putting a lot of these emotions into music, and as usual, does it with a sonic depth and intelligence few can match.