For this single, the UK-born Calgary artist says he stepped out of his comfort zone while recording the song.
And it paid off.
Typically, Art’s music is fast-paced rap tunes over a hard beat. “On Me” takes a different direction.
“This track was an experiment for me just to dive outta my comfort zone of typical rapping and fast-paced beats,” said Art. “I enjoyed making it — the laidback sound the track generates.”
The song, Art says, is supposed to be a statement of being alright even through the roughest times. Musically, it is a relaxed beat that will invoke positivity and relay the message that things will be okay.
Lyrically, Art plays with words referencing both pop culture and personal experiences, including a slick reference to a cinematic icon, Denzel Washington in the movie “Training Day”.