Erich Mrak’s blend of hip-hop and electronica continues to engage with new track “Riptide,” a lush entry featuring tranquil vocals and contemplative synths. The track from the Toronto-based artist is part of a 6-song EP being released as singles from January to July. “Riptide” explores a failing relationship, along with attempts to deal with the reality of happiness fading. The relatively melancholic and subdued tone plays well, contrasting with the more forceful “Fake It” posted in April. Both tracks show Mrak’s versatility as a songwriter and surveyor of atmosphere fit for hip-hop and electronic tones.
“Riptide” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.