Static Ft. ELMNT by Sarafin

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After the success of last year’s single release “Kick Rocks” which reached over 13K streams on Spotify, Sarafin releases his first single this year “Static” featuring ELMNT which has special compositions, and unpredictable elements, and a vibe of its own. The Canadian-based artist has long years of experience in making music, 16 years to be exact yet he only started releasing it on platforms and sharing it with the audience to appreciate in 2019 by releasing his debut single ‘Hold Up’. He is highly influenced by his surroundings and the conditions he’s in while working on his songs; so, each of his songs will have a certain ambiance and vibe that is reflected by what he’s going through. Sarafin has recently performed ‘Static’ among other singles of his at ‘The Palace Theatre’ in Alberta for Sled Island which takes place every June, where he was the opening act for Princess Nokia. 

‘Static’ starts with a smooth, chill guitar intro accompanied by a keyboard chord progression inspired by Jazz and Blues tunes. You’d expect the song to last in that direction, but it throws you off with rap vocals and a steady beat to keep it all in place. I found the mixing of rap and jazzy moods innovative and surely unusual, yet you start losing the jazzy feel along the way and the stacking of lines gets blurry leaving the rap vocals the focus of the song with synths supporting and occasional bass. The lyrics are about Sarafin discussing his adolescence and how it affected his future; he describes what his home environment was like and refers to his family and what they were doing then, I found the topic discussed interesting and essential that a lot of people might relate to. The song was produced by Junia-T and the guitar line by J Grooves.