What better song for a playlist called “Music To Quit Your Job” than a song called “Quit”? This laid back, funky R&B track from Canadian artist SonReal seems to have borrowed some swag from his fellow countryman, Robin Thicke. Where Mr. Blurred Lines is still trying to get past his ex-wife, SonReal (Aaron Hoffman is his government name) shows no roadblock in sight. SonReal made a name for himself off YouTube videos, which led to being a six time Juno (Canadian version of the Grammys) nominee. SonReal is the real deal (son), and ready to break into the US scene.
“Quit” is a song about, you guessed it, quitting. “What’s all this money if my car’s in park?” is my favorite line. That’s really what it comes down to: at some point everyone needs to take a step back and think about why they’re doing what they’re doing. Have we lost sight of our purpose, caught up in the rat race?
Maybe questions best answered after you pay your utility bills, but while you still have electricity, be sure to crank this up and enjoy the layered instrumentation of this well produced jam.
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About the Curator - Ben Young:
Ben Young lives a life of polarity. He has split his life between the coasts: half his life on the West (California) and half on the East (Georgia and Virginia). He has pursued careers in the art world (film school graduate) and the corporate world (executive with Fortune 500 companies). And he is Biracial, the personification of being two things at once.
Ben’s musical influences were formed by music loving parents, raised in a world of John Coltrane and John Lennon, James Taylor and James Ingram, Huey Lewis and the News and Prince and the Revolution. Saxophones, electric guitars, synthesizers, and breakbeats filled the air Ben breathed from birth. And being born one year after the birth of Hip Hop, Ben has been joined at the hip with the genre his entire life.
Check out Ben’s blog where you can get more recommendations on great music, presented from a Biracial point of view: www.khameleonkurator.com.