Introducing And$um with "High Beams," a conscientious rap track that serves as a liberating anthem for living in the moment. You could draw comparisons to artists like Mick Jenkins, Smino, and Loyle Carner. And$um continues to pave his unique path in the hip-hop industry with introspective lyrics, layered textures, and intricate melodies. The musician crafts a unique blend that sets him apart in the Aotearoa hip-hop scene. Hailing from Lyttleton, an eclectic port town in New Zealand's South Island, he has rapidly risen through the ranks, gaining international acclaim along the way. With guest vocals from Vallé and a soulful saxophone performance by Jimmy Rainey, this track immerses listeners in a luscious soundscape of modern hip-hop.
The track comes as a follow-up to the duo's collaborative hit "Ride The Wave," a celebration of Christchurch and its endless opportunities. Here, both artists let their bars speak volumes about their journey and aspirations. "I've always been a fan of Vallé and have massive respect for what he has done. As soon as I finished the demo I knew I had to have him on the song. It was almost as if I was making the song with him in mind," says And$um about the creative process behind the collaboration. Listen now.