If songs like, “I Am Very Lonely” and “Thotty” were not enough to hold your attention over this summer, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment gives us a nostalgic yet refreshing spin on one of our favorite childhood theme songs, Arthur. “Wonderful Everyday” commonly known as “Arthur”
The production alone, compliments of Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, Donnie Trumpet and Stix give you chills as the familiar but ravishing harmonies slowly reveal themselves. The instrumentation alone puts you in a blissful state. Add in the uplifting lyrics accompanied by vocals from Wyclef Jeanr, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane and The O’my’s and you’ve got yourself a riveting song that will be a longtime favorite for music lovers.
What we love about Chance & The Social Experiment is how they create their own lane in a heavily populated industry. See, while we were off at College, Chance was getting busy in Chicago so sadly we missed out on the intimate growth that many Chicagoians got to experience. However we were able to watch from a distance. To see how far this guy has come and the team he’s built along the way.. You’d be silly to think they’re heading for anything less than greatness. It warms our heart to see someone from Chicago traveling the world sharing beautiful music and most importantly showing that our city is more than a hub for street violence.
Other Chicago musicians like Saba, No Name Gypsy and Legit are also creating soulful hip hop that address many issues young people from the city face. All in all, music wise, Chicago is the city to watch for. We’ve lived in both the south and the east coast so keep up with it all. But the Midwest has something special brewing and it won’t be long until the cup overflows.
Be mindful that Chance is only 21 and already he’s making records with Wycleaf. We may be watching one of the greatest embark on a very successful journey. In the meantime, catch Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment at Lollapalooza, Sunday August 3 | 8:30 – 9:45 PM on the Perry’s Stage.