Sporting a new name and largely going it solo after the disbandment of Styx City Cult, the Canadian rapper reminds us why he’s always been one of the scene’s most interesting figures on ‘Ball Like HighSchool’.
Easily his most joyful song to date, ‘Ball Like HighSchool’’s runtime doesn’t even touch two minutes and yet manages to be one of Bleachh’s most memorable and infectious tracks. Self-produced as with most of his work, the song cascades gracefully over bubbly synth patterns and culminates in one of his finest beats to date. Stylistically it may be a departure from the more morose, melancholy work that defined his career as a part of Styx, but the song’s tasteful autotune hooks are just as charismatic and full of life as any of Bleachh’s past work. The song is performing incredibly well and for good reason, it captures a wistful, almost childlike wonder and innocence that I think a lot of use could use more of in our daily lives. The track also sports an accompanying music video, which you can watch here. It’s a silly, goofy visual that shows Bleachh simply having a good time with the brightest, catchiest song of his career so far. Highly recommended whether you’ve been a fan of the rapper in the past or not, I feel as if ‘Ball Like HighSchool’ may be the start of something even greater for the Toronto artist.
Listen to the song here.
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– Chris (@108mics)