Los Angeles, CA: Hip-Hop/EDM/Rap artist Souleye is set to release his new full album Shapeshifting on October 27th. Shapeshifting effortlessly joins old-school hip-hop with trip-hop...it’s a psychedelic, otherworldly exploration.
Over the last ten years, Souleye has released four full-length albums as a solo artist, and has been featured on the recordings of Bassnectar, MIMosa, STS9, The Glitch Mob and Michael Franti. He has performed at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, Shambhala, and has toured extensively, in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. Souleye has toured extensively on his own, and also did a worldwide tour in 2012, opening for his collaborator in music and in life, Alanis Morissette.
The Souleye experience is one of body and spirit. With stratospherically melodic instrumental hooks and uplifting, brave and conscious lyrics, Souleye’s audiences look to him for guidance, inspiration and profound entertainment. “My music is geared towards inspiration and offering a deep dive. I offer my lyrics as an opportunity for listeners to more deeply explore their relationship with their own human spirit, their own value system, their own missions and true selves. I want to help open the minds of listeners and support people along their journey.”
The album’s first single, “The Victim,” explores sonic tenacity in a new realm for Souleye. “‘The Victim’ touches on the victim-consciousness, or the ‘poor-me’ mentality that I have learned to embrace, then burn through. We hold onto old patterns born from our survival strategies and our traumas, and this song speaks to releasing and freeing ourselves from all things that hold us back and keep us in a victim state, disconnected from who we are.”
Just as the title of his latest release suggests, Souleye shape-shifts and explores a wide range of styles and storylines throughout the album. Souleye’s wildly unusual brand of hip-hop pays homage to the genre’s past, while bridging and blazing a trail into the future.