Love, Broke, and Human – [Smiles]

Smiles is an Atlanta alternative rock artist who may be small now but he shows flashes of big potential on his project ‘Love, Broke, and Human’. This was throwing into a music recommendations chat on discord that I’m in. I randomly decided to go through some of the submissions and after I pressed play on Smiles’ single “Hate Me” I immediately fell in love with his sound. As i dug deeper into his discography i realized he was infusing funk, indie rock, and hip-hop in his music and it was being executed beautifully. His music reminds me of a mix of the early stages of Earth Gang and Steve Lacy which I’m a huge fan of so I naturally gravitated towards Smiles music. It’s just so smooth and how he glides over each record you’d think you’re listening to someone who is far beyond his years at creating music. Some stand-out records for me on this project are “Hate Me”, “History”, and “Mine.”

Stream Smiles project ‘Love, Broke, and Human’ in its entirety after the break.