As powerful as duos can be in the music scene, the dynamic is typically lopsided to some degree. However, loyalty is what keeps Brevin Kim together, not dependency. This shows in the chemistry they share in the booth, as well as their unique vision. This young one-two punch began their journey in North Attleboro, and their innovative talent has taken them all the way to LA where they have built a stronger presence in the industry. One of their most recent wins was a feature in the Pigeons & Planes “See You Next Year” class , which highlights a handful of upcoming artists with a bright future ahead of them. This recognition led them to a priceless Mike Dean production on their song CHALICE, and even their own action figures. Combined with the release of their highly anticipated album PAIN MUSEUM, the two have made 2022 a year to remember. While celebrating success, they have stayed productive and it shows in their new single THE PPL I’VE BEEN

This track emphasizes my favorite qualities of Brevin Kim, which are their precise filters and EQ. While they are not all blessed by Mike Dean yet, each mix cuts into any speaker you choose and that is an underrated quality of artists these days, despite increased access to solid equipment. The song combines their trademark blend of anti-pop and alternative, with a big chorus that drives a perfectly crazy hyperpop sequence. The lyrics question the relationship and their attachment to it, as they explain how they already know the pain it brings them. The song also touches on the good and bad of transformation as a person, as fielding different identities is empowering and discouraging at the same time. 

Identity is a big priority for Brevin Kim and it is evident as always in their crisp mix as well as their interesting tones. It is often hard to tell who is on which verse and it’s usually so good that you don’t even care to know. The duo shares a bond that only brothers could have, which is because they’re actually brothers. Growing up together musically has built a remarkable chemistry that shows in their music as well as their whole expression in videos, interviews and more. With such a mutual understanding of the business and the music, I feel bad for the upcoming duos competing with them. Living in LA has opened a whole new set of doors for the two and they have been taking full advantage, resulting in a very solid catalog for artists their age. While 2022 was a big year for Brevin Kim, I have a feeling they’re just warming up. Make sure to keep up with them on all social medias @brevinkim for updates!

By Ryan Crowley


Archy Drops EP “21 (Love to Give)”

Boston based artist Archy drops another project, this time an Extended Play, called “21 (Love to Give)” on all major streaming platforms. Considering the title was a take on his most recent album “21” it makes you wonder, why make a 4 song EP when he could’ve just made the album deluxe? Maybe the meaning behind this project will speak for itself. Archy says, “

Love to Give is the concept that throughout my whole life I’ve been a giver. When people give too much though, they get taken advantage of. In that case, I’ve shown love to a lot of females who took it for granted, when I put them first they couldn’t do the same. So when you look at the titles of my songs, you can see how it relates to the effects of giving out too much love and energy.” Just more proof of how we fail to reciprocate as a society. We can at least thank the humans that hurt us for the motive to create some beautiful art. “Best you ever had”, “I Don’t Need Your Love” “Sticks n stones” “You and I”. Archy’s favorite bar on this piece is “Blood on the floor, I don’t care I’m not gone/gonna clean it up” he says “This was my favorite line because it could have multiple meanings the way you look at it. Almost like a double entendre.

  • From being heart broken figuratively if my heart were to break in half all of the blood were to spill all over the place and leave a mess. 
  • Being backstabbed I would bleed out on the floor.
  • In arguments and break-ups things get very “messy” and blood is the symbol of something that happens too often. I’m tired of cleaning up the mess that someone else made.

It all depends on how you look at it, there could be unlimited meanings.”

Demonstrating passion behind music is what we need to see and hear more of. Putting meaning behind the lyrics and taking the time to break it down for listeners to conceptualize it is true dedication. ”KSully and Jacmac have been my main two guys to work with because they have very similar interests in music and styles. Working over 8 months with Sully we’ve made a bond and chemistry working together so when he’s producing or engineering we’re always on the same page. More recently I’ve become great friends with Jacmac. He’s very talented and hardworking. Both of them together help me strive and rise to the same level as them.” Says the artist. When I asked how much dedication was put into this, or if it kind of came together naturally, he replied “ In my city, February is a big music month. Everyone was dropping love songs, and stuff for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to leave that month for my guys to succeed and continue what they do every year, but I didn’t want to miss out so I dropped the project first thing in March. Most of these songs were finished already or planned, and they all fit perfectly so I put them all on the same project.” Believe in trusting the process and being patient! Archy says Pierre is an artist that inspires him in the music game “ I really started to grow on him after his tm88 collab and since then I’ve gone back and listened to all of his music and became inspired because of the talent he holds as not only and artist but a producer. He reminds me a lot of what Kz could really become once he pops off as an artist. An artist I’d say local that inspires me is Star Ch!ld. For someone who hasn’t dropped in over a year, everytime I hear some unreleased from him it makes me want to get in the studio and create, that’s one person that always allows me to get better and want to improve.” He’s speaking from the heart and speaking his truth, like he does so well in his music and his persona. Archy takes no days off when it comes to chasing his dreams and enjoying every drop of music. Be on the lookout for content to come while we know there’s nothing getting in his way. Archy will make a mark one day, just wait and see. Be sure to follow on Instagram @archydagreat and Archy on streaming platforms. 

Yours truly,

Hope Shanley

GNipsey and Millyz Release “Urus”

New music home grown from Boston all the way to California, up and coming rapper GNipsey lands feature with rising star Millyz resulting in single “Urus” with a music video reaching 80k views. When you hear the word simple, you might notice it has a negative connotation to being “boring”. Well, there was no need to go back and forth and complicate things with two talents that have the capacity to carry the song themselves. They kept things simple by evenly splitting the song in half between two minutes starting with Millyz and ending soundly with Gnipsey. This is a big step for not only Gnipsey, but for Boston as a city and culture. Millyz is nearly one of the hottest artists out right now from MA. This collaboration shows union, proof of success, and the evidence of this city’s potential. They’re Cambridge’s two heaviest hitters and this is huge that they’re dropping together considering it’s been a while. It’s certain this duo didn’t come to play. Gnipsey has had other features with bigger named artists like Lil Reese and 7981 Kal, never ceasing to impress his fans; however, I’d say this one in particular is groundbreaking for his upcoming career. Millyz is becoming more and more relevant and continues to apply pressure in the industry. When I asked if there was any drive behind this release, Nipsey said there was “No specific motive behind the song, just made it built off of good energy in California. Momentum, good liquor and good vibes made the song what it is”. Tune in on all platforms and take two minutes of your time to watch the official music video on YouTube. Don’t miss out on what’s to come from GNipsey and Millyz, and don’t you dare to underestimate our city. 

Yours truly,

Hope Shanley