Vancouver-bred alt-hip-hop newcomer Boslen shares his latest single, a hard-hitting and hypnotic track called “QUARTZ.” Featuring Zimbabwe-born rapper Charmaine, “QUARTZ” is the third single released from Boslen’s forthcoming debut album DUSK to DAWN, due out later this year.
Produced by justsayin, Stoopid Lou, and Dalton, “QUARTZ” is the latest offering from a fast-rising artist with a proven track record of boldly defying genre boundaries. This time around, the 22-year-old phenomenon delivers one of his most formidable tracks to date, showing the full force of his commanding vocals and expert wordplay (“Never needed/No coke/Or pills/Or fat lines/Jokes on you I’m too high…I got the dopamine in my mind”). As “QUARTZ” unfolds in sinister textures and brilliantly warped beats, Charmaine slides in and shows off the fiercely magnetic vocal presence previously glimpsed on her unstoppable debut single “BOLD.”
“”QUARTZ” is built on an aggressive rhythm. It’s one of my best flows. Charmaine and I let loose and this song bridges the gap between Toronto and Vancouver’s music scene. “– Boslen
Along with “QUARTZ” and “DENY,” DUSK to DAWN will feature Boslen’s early-2021 single “TRIP,” an R&B-flavored, psychedelia-tinged slow-burner speaking to the sacrifices he’s made to achieve success. The album will arrive as his first new project since the Black Lotus EP, a 2019 effort that peaked at #11 on the Canadian Apple Music streaming charts. Already known for his razor-sharp ability to move fluidly from genre to genre, Boslen is poised to accelerate his eclectic sound even further with the highly anticipated release of DUSK to DAWN.
Listen to Quartz here.