Sometimes romantic, sometimes irreverent, and often a mix of the two, rising star Eem Triplin wins fans with his charismatic rap tunes. Releasing his first new project since breaking out last year, Eem shares STILL PRETTY, his new EP, out now on all platforms.
A showcase for his gently melodic delivery and soulful, hard-hitting production, STILL PRETTY draws power from Eem’s intimate songwriting, in which he directly dialogues with the listener and offers updates on his life as a rising rap star. EP couches Eem’s luxury-living flexes into his relatable tales of romance–he’s racking up millions of streams and performing sold out dates, but he still suffers from the same struggles that any 22-year-old faces.
The EP’s seven songs–each produced by Eem, along with DJ Dahi and regular co-producer Charlie Myles–seamlessly flow into one another, connected by eloquent piano melodies, chopped-n-screwed interludes, or swelling moments of orchestration. Upbeat opener “FEEL ABOUT ME,” a taunt directed towards those who paid him no mind before he became successful, makes way for “WASTED TIMES,“ a vulnerable break-up ballad (“On me/All your time spent wasted on me/On my mind, but I keep it low-key/Don’t wanna cry, but this sh*t gets so deep, so deep”), and the seductive single ‘TELL ME IM RIGHT.”
Eem’s melancholia subsides quickly with new highlight “S550 (JUST EEM)” and “WALKED IN,” a confrontational, bass-heavy anthem for the flexers released earlier this year. STILL PRETTY ends with a soulful diptych: “WHAT DA OPP SAID,” a reflection on his burgeoning fame, and “WHAT THE H*E CRIED,“ a propulsive look forward to the possibilities of his rap star future.
STILL PRETTY EP is the next step on Eem’s inevitable journey to stardom, fueled by a mixture of strong music and a knack for going viral. n 2022, Eem’s self-produced breakthrough hit “AWKWARD FREESTYLE“–sampling which is co-signed by Tyler, The Creator.
STILL PRETTY EP tracklist:
- FEEL BOUT ME
- WASTED TIMES
- TELL ME IM RIGHT
- WALKED IN
- WHAT DA OPP SAID
- WHAT THE H*E CRIED
Source: Audible Treats.