As the musical landscape undergoes constant transformation, Eddie Lee and TakeMadeThat defy the current trends, offering a final and triumphant nod to what they perceive as a vanishing musical era through their latest creation, “NOIR.” This album intertwines dark, elegant trap sonics with vibrant vocals, introducing a touch of raw hopelessness that distinguishes it from the contemporary sounds saturating the industry.
Eddie Lee, known as Mr. 2 Sides, reflects on the intrinsic quality of perseverance, an unteachable skill inherent in every artist’s journey. “NOIR” transcends being a mere collection of tracks; it evolves into a narrative of triumph over obstacles, a sonic representation of Eddie Lee’s relentless forward movement. Even in the darkest headspace, he discovered the profound truth that progress, regardless of its direction, equates to victory.
The shift in Eddie Lee‘s sound, a departure from shadows into light, is attributed to his collaborators, TakeMadeThat and JLTheEngineer. TakeMadeThat, the Memphis-born producer now residing in Spotsylvania, VA, brings a fluid, multidimensional approach to creation, allowing feelings to guide production and infuse the music with emotional depth. TakeMadeThat‘s personal struggles during the creation of “NOIR” add a layer of authenticity to the project.
JLTheEngineer, with a career marked by 7.5 billion streams, takes on the role of the maestro behind the soundboard. His meticulous approach demands perfection, and the success of “NOIR” on the iTunes charts for Hip Hop (#6 at the time of the interview) speaks volumes about the effectiveness of his touch. As JLTheEngineer describes his role, it’s about tying everything together, adding the “JL Experience” to an already dynamic collaboration.
With “NOIR” amassing 50,000 streams across all platforms, it is not just an auditory journey but a visual one too, thanks to photographer Kadeem Walker. A former Marine and Iraq War Veteran, Walker’s transition to photography mirrors the resilience found in the music. As the featured photographer for the album, Walker captures the passion and love that underpin the project, adding a visual layer to the auditory triumph.
In conclusion, “NOIR” by Eddie Lee and TakeMadeThat is a triumphant nod to the past while forging a path forward. The album’s success is a testament to the artists’ collective skill and their ability to create a cohesive, polished project. As “NOIR” continues to make waves, both sonically and visually, it signals the beginning of a new chapter in Eddie Lee‘s musical evolution. The album stands as a beacon of artistic achievement, leaving audiences eager to witness the next stages of this creative journey.
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