Portland stand up! We rarely get submissions from one of my favorite cities in the world, but when it happens it’s always a welcomed surprise. 5th Sequence and Randal Wyatt are new to my ears, but they’ve just released one of my favorite tracks this week in Why Oh Why.
It’s mellow, soulful, and a perfect pick me up for any bad day. The duo describes themselves as “Boombap specialists & avid hip hop fans with a desire to spread awareness of social issues while advocating revolutionary agendas of self empowerment.” With one listen to Why Oh Why, you’ll understand their reasoning.
This is the first single from their upcoming album Circadian Rhythms, dropping July 30th. The record is a great introduction to what they are capable of as a duo. The LP is only their 2nd release together in over 4 years, so I have no doubts it’s going to be something special. I’ll be watching for the release, and you can too by following them on BandCamp.
Lastly – 5th and Wyatt have started a GoFundMe page for those who want to pre-order the album and merchandise or just support the cause. Those who are interested in supporting the album can pre-order/donate HERE.