ChessClub – Nothing (Has Been Enough) [Audio]
Toronto, ON – I’m really feeling ChessClub, lately. These dudes are so on-point. They have this lyrical ability to get in under your skin and into your head.
So I was geeked to find out they’d just dropped a new single titled “Nothing (Has Been Enough).” I’m going to warn you in advance – this track requires a serious listen. MCs Matt Murphy, Andrew Lahey, and James Piercey deliver a very introspective commentary on life: “Everything is nothing if there’s no one left to watch it crash and burn.”
The ChessClub crew fuses producer Adrian Gagnon’s soft wavy beats with indie-pop hooks. And then they top it all off with some killer rap verses. I’ve said this before, and I’m ‘a say it again: I have no idea how to classify these cats into any one genre. And that makes me so giddy. Check the track below.
Also of note: these guys slaughter lyricism. Usually you know cats are going to whip out the cliche rhymes. Sometimes you can predict the lyrics on a verse – like when an MC says “I’m on my knees,” it’s a safe bet that the following line will likely be “I’m begging you, please.” You feel me?
But ChessClub doesn’t play it like that. Their lyrics warrant listening. It’s a safe bet that each one of y’all are going to interpret this track much differently than I interpreted it. So take a minute, turn on your speakers, and take this in.