TORONTO-BASED ALTERNATIVE RAP NEWCOMER DICHOTOMI IMAGINES A BETTER FUTURE ON INFECTIOUS NEW SINGLE ‘STF 17’
The brand-new song “STF 17” by Toronto-based alternative rap group dichotomi is presented. The lead single from dichotomi’s upcoming debut EP, due out later this year, is a soulful and contagious lo-fi rap song that arrives just in time to take over our summer radios. The anticipated follow-up to ‘plush,’ last year’s fan favorite, which was a huge radio smash with stations like CBC Music in Toronto and Wave Of The Bay in Florida, to name a couple, is ‘STF 17’
‘STF 17’, a catchy melodic rap song produced by fellow Toronto musician Frizzy Astro, finds dichotomi in a very optimistic frame of mind as they fantasize about better times and being able to once again enjoy summertime in Toronto. Dichotomi wrote the song when they were ill during the pandemic and couldn’t be outside. Dichotomi effectively displays their contagious flow, astute lyricism, and casual enthusiasm over luscious synth keys and sparse lo-fi accompaniment.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘STF 17’, dichotomi says, “It was the first pandemic winter, and
I was really sick… I couldn’t go outside because the weather, and I had no energy or motivation to
make life inside more enjoyable because of the mental and physical effects of the pandemic. At a real
low point, I started fantasizing about summers in Toronto and told myself that ‘everything will be better
in the summer’ – as soon as I said it aloud, I felt compelled to write a song on that theme.
The track quickly took a political lean as I began to ruminate on the social, political, and economic
forces that forced me into such a fragile position in the first place. ‘STF 17’ is most definitely a critique
of our capitalist society, but with the added goal of offering some levity — allowing us to hope for a
more equitable future. Be critical, be angry, be sad, but don’t let the state of this world keep you from
turning your face to the sun every chance you get, and tirelessly seek the tiniest moments of joy”.
Dichotomi is for listeners who prefer to find new things every time you listen to a track – they are for fans of lyricism, honesty, and discovering new sounds. They are highly recommended if you like the sounds of Noname, Tierra Whack, or Chance The Rapper. Dichotomi, a Florida native who now calls Toronto home, made a splash on the music landscape in 2019 with resonant music that was driven by positive vibes and wholesome themes that were meant to give their fans hope and validation.
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