The reprise of an old track, a remedy for a current challenge and the hope of an eternal message.
Social Beingz have released three songs in 2020 so far, carving out a new path for themselves in the post Twelve24 era by treating us to some big, dirty hip-hop influenced tracks. ‘Find My Way (Scars Part 2)’ is their next release, dropping on 26th June, and the Cathedral Music Team caught up with the band, ahead of the track’s radio premiere on our Konnect radio show ‘Cathedral Music Presents’, to chat about why they used this track to take a softer approach and to continue the legacy (no pun intended… well maybe it was) of a project from their Twelve24 days…
"The song blends genres, combining R&B, rap and pop to create an accessible track with an edge that is sure to impact the lives of many of their followers."
The track is complimented by the smooth voice of Kennis Clark who provides some incredible vocal runs and falcetto lines. Josh reflected on how this collaboration materialised “We still had the problem of me singing the chorus, I didn’t feel like it was quite right in my range.” So they began looking for an artist who could provide the required dynamic for the track when their friend and rapper Ruslan put them in touch with Clark “We gave him the lyrics and melody for the chorus, he laid it down and wrote his own verse… when he sent that back it was like, ok game on.”
The lyrical content is a lot deeper on Find My Way than it has been on their previous releases of 2020 and the band take the opportunity to discuss hard hitting themes; but this didn’t come easy. Ryan reflected on his writing process for this song “For me it took me a lot longer to write my verse because I knew I was going to have to really try and go in, to write something personal and I didn’t have the right words to say.” He continued by pointing out “It’s always good to write a turn up song that is going to get the live show going. But you can only write so many of them until… you need something that has got a bit more depth.”
Social Beingz have released a string of big, fun, edgy tracks that are sure to get the crowd started, but this new song balances the scales with a finely tuned mixture of space, melody and lyrical weight. The timely release of the track arrives in the middle of a global pandemic, something that was not coincidental. Ryan said “This is the right time. People are having their identity taken away from them, with their work, with their school, with their friendship circles. People are feeling lost within their own skin, within their own homes. So, it felt like the right time to write a song about coming home.”
“Your scars can become part of your story and a sign of healing. You find that healing when you come home to Jesus.”
In 2015 their former band Twelve 24 released a track called Scars which always created a powerful resonance with many of the fans attending their gigs and listening to their music. Find My Way was never written with the intention of being a follow up track to this song, and it wasn’t until they started compiling all of the parts together that the song had evolved into a Part 2 as it contain the same underlying message which Josh elaborated on “Your scars can become part of your story and a sign of healing. You find that healing when you come home to Jesus.”
This song comes at a time when it is needed most. In this intimate track Social Beingz cash in on some of the equity they have built up through their recent run of big releases, and use the opportunity that they have merited to talk about important issues that are close to their heart. The song blends genres, combining R&B, rap and pop to create an accessible track with an edge that is sure to impact the lives of many of their followers.
Highlights of our interview with Social Beingz will be broadcast on our radio show ‘Cathedral Music Presents’ on Konnect Radio from 1-3pm (GMT) on Saturday 27th June.
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A video of the full interview will be available on YouTube in the next week.