Ceyeo is a one-of-a-kind artist whose style defies convention, fusing EDM, rock, conscious hip-hop and R&B to create an alternative sound. Hailing from Chicago, his debut album ‘Machine Learning’ which dropped in 2022, has since taken over the world, garnering a whopping 2.5 million streams in 100 countries. Inspired by the artists, protest songs and poetry of the 60s and 70s, he reaches all the way back to the classics, while also keeping a contemporary style. Ceyeo will release his second album “Baby I Care” later in August.
Ceyeo’s hip hop track “Lost” stands out from the crowd as a one of a kind. It expertly combines the energy and rhythm of rap with the emotionally mellow sounds of contemporary R&B, creating a soulful and nuanced musical landscape. Not only is the production quality flawless, but it also succeeds in conveying a multifaceted and sophisticated message.
The subtle yet profound lyrics visit the tragic Russian-Ukraine conflict, offering a unique and intimate glimpse into the incurable emotional wounds of warfare. The track reverberates with sorrow, laced with an eerily calming pensive atmosphere as the haunting female vocals carry the chorus to a heartbreaking climax.
The inventive use of rap and R&B styles creates an appealing and unique sound that is both credible and working all the way to the ending. Each part of the track builds to the climax coming in with a chorus that is bolstered by the female vocals. The rapping is surprisingly easy to comprehend and back up with intense emotions. The addition of a spoken word bridge brings in elements that only further solidify the message of the song.
Overall, Ceyeo’s “Lost” is a hip hop success that deserves to be recognized for its attention-grabbing technique, hearty message, and powerful music elements. It is a song that speaks for those affected by war, and brings attention the struggle and the costs of such conflicts.