Lose Yourself is a alt-R&B song by Roho. The song is off his 2020 debut tape Ephemeral.
“I’ve been working on the concept of this project for over 3 years-but for a large bulk of that time I was out of touch, or not as spiritually aligned as I would like to be. So I needed to take a step back-get right with my ancestors and come back clear on the direction I wanted to take with this project and with my life.” he shares.
Ephemeral is an ode to a transformative period in my life-about a summer that changed everything. The water-themed record fully allows Roho to explore his signature brand of cool, sexual and spiritual whilst revealing more layers of his vulnerability. Ephemeral works as significant introduction to those unknowing of this alt-R&B act’s work and this episode finds Roho telling us all about the inspiration behind it
Roho cries out the script to his heart over dark beats which trap the listener in moments of painful nostalgia; the shortness of these moments, always summed up by distractions of police car sirens, text notifications, and calls, which all have the effect of abruptly ending these painful moments
Describing his music, he says:
“I think we’re calling it alternative for the time being, but I always say; imagine neo-soul, alternative and avant-garde had a love child.”
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