Hip-hop MC and producer Tha 4orce is set to release the third single ‘Wild Wind That Blows’ from his forthcoming album ‘Setting Standards’ on the 6th March. The track features Cyclonious, a rising emcee from East London, as part of the album’s aim to showcase the talents of the UK hip-hop scene by featuring 11 supporting artists.
‘Wild Wind That Blows’ kicks off with a jazz trumpet sample, swinging luxuriantly over a smooth bass and head-nodding beat. Cyclonious wastes no time in making his mark on the track, peppering the rich production with a potent flow and meaningful lyrics as he raps “stand for something, stand strong and fall for nothing”. Fluttering synth samples are interspersed throughout the track, producing a lo-fi, daydream-like vibe reminiscent of golden age hip-hop, complete with scratches and rich strings to bring the track to a close. ‘Wild Wind That Blows’ sees the fierce duo take aim at today’s society in which the government and the police appear to have too much control over people’s lives in a rapidly changing world; sending a message to stay true and forge an honest path.