After bursting onto the Canadian rap scene with his seminal debut EP Reign, breakouts tracks including ‘Tell Me What’s Up’ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’, and support from the likes of Billboard, Complex and Spotify, Toronto rap artist and producer OG COMPASS took a year-long hiatus in 2022 to plot his next move, hone his craft even further, and record his sophomore project. The Ontario native is back with a glorious new single titled ‘SUNNY’, as featured in Complex, as he officially announces his long-awaited and highly anticipated sophomore EP titled Soleil, which will be released at the end of the summer.
‘SUNNY’ is the lead single from OG Compass’ upcoming Soleil EP, and it sees OG invoking sunny days as he looks forward to the summer, while waxing lyrical about being able to enjoy new summer experiences, having escaped the traumas of his past life as a street soldier. The track was written and composed by OG Compass, with production from burgeoning 16-year-old beatsmith YoungSlashProd (May Wave$, LXNER), and it is driven by funky basslines, lush guitar licks, and OG Compass’ smooth cadence and infectious melodies, which all together make for a glorious rap offering.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Sunny’, and how the track came together, OG Compass says, “this track ‘Sunny’ is inspired by summer days, it’s a street soldier’s tale about now being in his brighter days, and how I constantly need to remind myself to keep my cool, because my world is ‘Sunny’ now. The song stems from a freestyle that I made on my last birthday – I hit the studio feeling nice, I was lit, and the champagne was flowing, then the beat came on, and the lyrics just came to me. I punched in the whole thing off the top – no pen, no pad, no ‘RhymeZone’ lol”.
Born and raised in Toronto to first generation Ghanaian immigrants, OG Compass has always been surrounded by amazing music, culture, and heritage, which continue to influence his artistic passion, creativity, and drive. As a child, he tapped into his musical curiosities by learning to play the piano and saxophone, and through his teenage years, he picked up a pen and pad to add lyricism and songwriting to his artistic repertoire – fast forward to 2023, and both endeavours have come together perfectly for OG Compass to reveal the exciting artist and producer that he is today.
Out on April 28 via Anyfield Music, ‘Sunny’ will serve as the lead single for OG Compass’ upcoming sophomore EP ‘Soleil’ that arrives at the end of the summer
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