Welcome to our new Space Discovery!
Today the divine is once again a big theme, as in many of our favourite tracks, but what can I say, that’s what we like! Especially when it comes with great production and melodic beats, as in Proklaim’s latest single “Priceless”. Proklaim is a Ugandan emcee based in Namibia, who praises God through his music, and he does it so well he could make an atheist at least hum to it.
The first time I listened to this single, I vibed to it, a hip-hop track with that kind of strong-willed spiritual angle you can find in Kendrick Lamar. But then I listened again. This wasn’t just a hip-hop track that dealt with spirit and vision and reminded me of one of my favourite artists, but it was a composition of new sounds which also borrowed from R&B, trap and lo-fi. Perfect for a chill listening and a moment of contemplation.
The flow is smooth, the sounds ripple through with a watery effect on the snares, and reverbs in the back. The vocals are clear and intense while Proklaim talks of making his way “by the Father’s grace”, not afraid of speaking from his soul, and we can say he’s doing wonders in his journey, at least with his bars and the way he delivers without missing a beat. The rhythm is inescapable and the lyricism great.
The tone of the chorus, almost whispered towards the end, is humble but determined all throughout, perfectly mirroring the concept of the song, while the lo-fi beat in the background flawlessly creates the feeling of elevation the song aspires to give.
Proklaim not only is a craftsman of making music that lifts and inspires, but he won’t disappoint even if you’re not a fan of hip-hop.