Shawn Chrystopher - All the Other Kids
I’ve noticed DJBooth Freestyle Series alum Shawn Chrystopher, promoting his new single All the Other Kids on Twitter for the past few days now; he even promised to follow everyone who posted a link to it. Frankly, I didn’t really pay attention (I’m not someone whose sole mission in life is to get followers), but now I realize I should’ve looked at Shawn’s tweets more closely. All the Other Kids, impressively produced by Shawn himself, is a fusion of indie rock and laid-back, yet up-tempo hip hop the likes of which we’ve never really heard before. Accompanied by Shawn’s raspy voice and dedicated to all of those who, like him, were picked last at basketball in grade school but are now on top, The Other Kids makes for a great story and an even better single for Shawn Chrys; he blends these elements together with the skill that would impress any alchemist (with a lower-case “a”). Having recently dropped The Audition, Shawn is slowly working toward a new project, the title and release date of which are still up in the air.