After releasing his debut album "Saviors" last year, Toronto based Shan Vincent de Paul returns with a more soulful approach with his new single “Zen”. Produced by Melbourne based Amy Axegale, the track highlights SVDP’s ability to effortlessly glide between rap and soulful melodies. Addressing his post-break up woes, SVDP touches on the all- too-common urge to drunk text your ex:
“Despite what many may think, even a break-up takes some kind of commitment. Fighting the urge to continuously work out a toxic relationship…that’s the feeling I was trying to convey. Yeah sure, time heals all wounds, but the healing time is fucking brutal”
The song begins with smooth soulful melodies from SVDP that moves into rap cadences that resemble The Pharcyde and eventually builds to a lush ‘future bass’ drop for the bridge. The track puts SVDP’s dynamic song writing skills on full display and proves why he’s an artist to keep an eye on this year.
Shan is 1/4 sideways, a Toronto-based crew also consisting of Coleman Hell, La+ch & Michah. The group of like-minded artists handle everything from songwriting and production to art direction and videos. Shan is currently working on his sophomore project to be released in the fall.