Proklaim – “STARFALL”


A soulful hip-hop success exploring the roles of love and sacrifice, “STARFALL” is a recent single from Proklaim. The Namibia-based artist has impressed in the past with tracks like “REASON 2 BELIEVE” and “THIEVES.” The especially reflective “STARFALL” melds both dexterous vocal flows, like the gripping verses approaching the three-minute mark, alongside the soulful R&B vibe of the “just the way this world works,” hook.

“The song is about prevailing even when it takes a while,” Proklaim explains. The glistening piano and jazzy percussion combine for a rainy-day stirring. Vocals emphasize a carpe-diem ethos amidst multiple references to sacrifice, representing the importance of choice between pleasure and a tolerance of pain — both unavoidable aspects of the human experience. Both the fervent hip-hop flows in the verses and the hypnotic refrain/hook prove stirring on “STARFALL,” representing another success from Proklaim.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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