Premiere: Keeping Score – [Thoreau]

A while back, an artist by the name of Thoreau made his Lyrical Lemonade debut after a plethora of impressive releases in 2018. Today, I’m so pleased to welcome the up and coming talent back to our pages for the release of his brand new song entitled Keeping Score.

The moment I heard this track, I knew it was destined to be something special. I’m not one to make bold predictions, but this is definitely a project that I see doing big numbers. As I always say in my articles…there’s no better way to open up a song than with a beautiful guitar strum. Thoreau utilizes that right off the bat which sets the tone and creates a stellar ambience that is felt all the way throughout the track. The production is simply amazing in every sense of the word; and after finding out that Thoreau produces all of his own music on top of singing, rapping and songwriting, I instantly gained so much respect for his art. There aren’t many artists out there who cover all of the bases themselves and it’s definitely something that should be praised. The laid back and vibey nature of the song is a strong point but don’t let it distract you from the lyrical substance that is at play within the verses.

“It’s life, it’s alright, I’m okay…still afraid what you think at the end of the day.”

This small section right here is enough to put listeners into deep reflection. The best part about music is that everyone is able to come up with their own interpretations of what they’re listening to. Thoreau paints a beautiful picture through these words and expresses his anxieties while at the same time coming to terms with the way life is. This is a really cool assertion that I feel a lot of people will appreciate. In a world where everyone is trying to make it look like they have everything together, it’s okay to be unsure. That’s just a part of the crazy ride we call life.

This song is a really good one that I think a lot of people will enjoy! It’s always refreshing to see artists transform their reality into art and that’s exactly what you get with Thoreau’s latest release! I’ve attached the Spotify link down below, so check out “Keeping” Score and let us know what you think! If you’re a fan of Thoreau, make sure to follow him on his social media accounts here and here.