Proklaim – “SOMEBODY”

Credit: Proklaim

A hip-hop single that compels in its themes surrounding the “pursuit of one’s purpose,” “SOMEBODY” comes via Proklaim, an artist from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. A solo artist for over a decade, Proklaim worked on the track alongside Lu Diaz (mixing) and Chris Athens (mastering) — representing the first recording session of 2023 for the artist.

Twinkling keys and a suave bass line complement a multi-layered vocal presence, with pumping-up “yeah,” repetition consuming alongside the “gotta go beyond the norm,” refrain. The “ride for the cause,” verses show a savvy, rhythmic precision alongside the thumping bass and playful keys, driving seamlessly into the aforementioned melodic refrain. Hypnotic and confident, “SOMEBODY” is a quality offering from Proklaim, whose seize-the-day ethos and heady accompanying beats bolster a stellar vocal preciseness.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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