Releasing one of the most emotional albums and lauded for “Funeral”, August 08 is a bold one, using his music to understand his past 11-year-old-self, his mother, and his father. Initially a behind-the-scenes songwriter, producer and background vocalist, August 08 is a very, very welcome contender in the R&B world
Unabashedly, the Los Angeles born, Korea town singer bares his emotional troubles through his 8-track album. Having spent most of his childhood fatherless and bitter, the artist uses his sound as an outlet to come to peace with how his life panned out. Last time artists bared their soul was in the early ‘00s, with Eminem, The Game and rappers alike churning tracks formed with pain and loss, taking listeners on an emotional roller coaster.
His soul searing music is atmospheric, with poetic lyrics telling stories of a troubled man who is coming to terms with his healing. August 08 comes to us fresh from the gritty side of LA, ready to resurrect old emotions and buried pain to bring back the meaning of music and what it always served— A solution, path and a medium of catharsis, growth and clarity.
Thanks to August 08, music is now real, relatable and so, so good.