Bringing an unpredictable energy and deep tunefulness, Irish hip-hop group Hare Squead don’t sound like anything on either side of the Atlantic. Delivering a laid-back jam about staying grounded, Hare Squead shares “Meeting With Myself,” their new single. Defined by syncopated organ swells and jittering hi-hats, the new song highlights the complementary talents of the Hare Squead duo, as Tony Konstone smoothly sings a humble chorus and Lilo Blues brings a distorted auto-tune for his rapidfire verse. Rounded out by a verse from Soulection affiliate Jay Prince, “Meeting With Myself” finds the three emcees stress the importance of trusting your own instincts over the fickle opinions of hangers-on: sings Tony Konstone, “Sometimes you gotta deep that shit yourself/When you got no one to come and tell you yeh yeh/That’s why I try keeping to myself dawg/Ain’t no one fuck with you like yourself yeh yeh yeh.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
“Meeting With Myself” is the Dublin duo’s third standout single of 2019, following February’s “100 Miles,” which boasted a HYPEBEAST-premiered video and earned over 1.2 million Spotify streams, and “Petty (ft. Shauna Shadae & Wusu),” which premiered in Clash Magazine in August. Together, the three singles paint a picture of Hare Squead’s impressive genre fluidity–“100 Miles” is a sweetly-sung acoustic R&B come-on, while “Petty” borrows liberally from dancehall, afropop, and UK rap. “Meeting With Myself,” “100 Miles,” and “Petty” will all appear on Hare Squead’s next EP, arriving on Valentine’s Day 2020.
Blazing a trail for hip-hop in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Hare Squead (a duo comprised of Lilo Blues and Tony Konstone) developed a loyal fanbase on both sides of the Atlantic with their eccentric and melodic sound. Praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, The Guardian, and many others, Hare Squead found the ears of Goldlink in 2017, when he included a remix of their song “Herside Story” on his At What Cost album, generating over 45 million plays on Spotify. In 2017, the group released two acclaimed singles “Flowers” and “Pure,” which earned more than 6 million combined streams on Spotify alone. With a monthly listenership of 860k and prominent placement on Spotify’s influential, multi-genre POLLEN playlist (193k followers), Hare Squead continues to grow their following with their innovative and infectious songs.
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