With a sharp cadence bouncing across a landscape of punchy leads, rolling subs, and a hook that’s hard to forget, “Forreal” radiates with energy that’s nothing short of contagious.
Hailing all the way from Minnesota via Ghana, Drelli’s roots have provided a palette for his carefree, uptempo style known as “Swag-Bop.” After bursting onto the scene in 2016, collaborating with the likes of Allan Kingdom and Warhol SS, the LA-based artist has been consistently building momentum with tracks like “Down Day,” and his most recent EP “Hey Drelli,” garnering the attention of Pitchfork, DJBooth and more.
Combining elements of dance and hip-hop, his music is infused with unique percussion and playful chords, allowing him to inject his personality and unique sense of humor into every track.
Marking his 2nd release of 2021 since aligning with 10k Projects and tik tok media giant FLIGHTHOUSE, “Forreal” is a testament to Drelli’s trajectory and the energy his artistry carries.
“When making “forreal,” I wanted it to encapsulate my energy and my confidence” Drelli explains. “I hoped that the track would motivate other aspiring artists that may be afraid of being themselves and give them the same confidence to start their own trends.” –Drelli
The song begins with a fun melody, and then we’re immediately welcomed by Drelli’s heavy-hitting vocal delivery and the catchy hook. The instrumental from start to finish fits perfectly for Drelli’s voice. The first verse delivers a slow and steady cadence that eloquently leads back into the hook. The second verse serves unforgettable lines that make me want to replay this song over and over and over. I truly can’t get enough of this track!
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Written By: Bryce Quartz