Visceral Candy, a seattle-based collective, teams up with Tim Stiles, independent rapper and lead vocalist/rapper of Passion Party, for this album. Visceral Candy is Seth Swift (vocals/production) who teams up frequently with Ian Hernandez (strings, vocals) and occasionally with Jay Battle (more production).
Visceral Candy feat. Tim Stiles is a eclectic, clever album with some classical instrumentation, fire beats, and funny vocals and lyrics. This style generally is a hit-or-miss and some of the humor is just too silly for me, personally. The golden moments of the album do outweigh the bad for me, though, and I hope it does the same for you.
Click below to hear one of my favorites on the album while I tell you more about it.
Visceral Candy feat. Tim Stiles is a carefree narrative, mostly about food, sleep, and cigarettes
The narrative also covers awkward social interactions, generally bad habits, and finding one’s place in the world. And more food, because as we all know, food is fantastic.
“Simpatico,” the second track on the album, has a wicked bass line accompanied by a beat and verses outlining the rappers’ tastes in food and why mayo is bad.
“Plastic Sleep” has completely different instrumentation – the classic bass, guitar, and acoustic drum kit are all involved. Stiles raps about melatonin dependence.
“Coffee and Cigarettes” touches the substance-reliant part of me, and is one of my favorites on the album. It’s followed by “Cigarettes and Coffee” later in the album. That track focuses more on the cigarettes and less on the coffee.