In the heart of Calgary’s hip-hop scene, an African-Canadian rapper hailing from Zimbabwe has taken the music world by storm. KTheChosen, with his distinctive style and infectious energy, has released his latest single titled “Orchard,” featuring the talented Canadian pop artist Nate Lesco. In speaking upon the style of this song, the young rapper says “It might feel darker, sexier or even more commercial than what people are used to, but I’m still your Friendly Neighbourhood Rapper. Even Peter Parker had to have his moment in the Venom suit to process what was going on in his life.”
KTheChosen brings a fresh perspective to his music, fusing African and Western influences to create a sound that is uniquely his own. His lyrical prowess, coupled with his captivating stage presence, has earned him a loyal following.
“Orchard” serves as a testament to KTheChosen’s ability to create music that resonates with a wide audience. The song opens with an infectious beat that immediately hooks the listeners, transporting them to a world of carefree summer vibes. The production is a seamless blend of contemporary hip-hop elements with hints of nostalgic club music from the 2010s, reminiscent of chart-topping hits that dominated the airwaves during that era.
Nate Lesco, the featured artist on the track brings his own distinctive sound also. As a Canadian R&B/Pop artist, Nate has garnered attention for his smooth vocal delivery and ability to craft memorable melodies. His collaboration with KTheChosen on “Orchard” showcases their undeniable chemistry, resulting in a dynamic and engaging musical experience.
THE COLLABORATION PROCESS
After performing at various Canadian venues last year, KTheChosen mentions that he was “riding a creative wave” before eventually stumbling onto the instrumental for the song itself. The instrumental however, wasn’t an ordinary production. It was created by TimmyT6 on YouTube, and it was particularly crafted as a “Nate Lesco Type Beat”, alluding to the Canadian singer/songwriter himself.
Going into further detail, KTheChosen explains “I was actually working on a project when this beat came up. The hook instantly came to me. The fact that it was a Nate Lesco beat made me challenge myself to write a hook I could picture him singing. We’ve been friends for years and I’ve consulted on the release strategy for some of his songs, but we’d never made a track together. I wasn’t sure if he’d like the hook or the concept of the song, but I pitched it anyway and his excitement for it made me confident in finishing the verses and getting a third verse from him. I’m so happy with how it turned out and am excited to hear if this is what people expected a Nate Lesco-KTheChosen collab to sound like.”
With “Orchard” KTheChosen and Nate Lesco have successfully captured the spirit of summer music, infusing it with their own individual artistry. The track’s infectious energy, catchy hook, and stellar production transport listeners to sun-soaked days and nights filled with good vibes and unforgettable memories. It serves as a testament to the versatility and talent of both artists, leaving audiences eager for more.
The Next Steps For KTheChosen
One of the standout features of “Orchard” is its irresistibly catchy hook. The chorus, performed by KTheChosen and Nate Lesco, is destined to be stuck in the minds of listeners long after the song ends. The lyrics effortlessly blend playful wordplay with infectious melodies, creating a sing-along anthem that is tailor-made for summer playlists.
Teasing more to come, KTheChosen states that “We’re currently shooting the Orchard video with pinkruler as our director. He filmed and directed The Nod which was brilliant in its simplicity and was the first music video to feature my new logo designed by Poetic Designers. My website and brand kit are another aspect of my visual presence that I’ve invested in, so I’d recommend people check out my new website to enjoy the aesthetic that is KTheChosen and keep up to date on upcoming shows and music.”