Ever since he got into the music game in 2012 following a snow skating accident, Gladstone, MI-based hip-hop musician Chughey has been on a steady and smooth rise that has seen him demand the attention of the local and regional hip-hop community. With his emotionally relatable music and poetic lyricism, Chughey creates art the way few can and thus defines the uniqueness and versatility of his artistry. So when you absorb his music, you know it has been polished to a fine degree and fitted with the message to take the experience to a different level altogether.
He has a new single, “SMILE,” streaming now on all the major platforms. This is a refreshing and emotional banger that expresses his vulnerabilities and sees him draw inspiration from a dark phase of his life to engineering something that hits a listener in the soul.
“SMILE” sees Chughey channel his hurt, depression, and agony of life into an immersive and hypnotic sound that draws you in and refuses to let go until the track is over. For those of you who resonated with the late Juice WRLD’s music, you can think of a tune like “SMILE” in that direction.
His vocals are raw and dreamy, and he is operating between melodious half-singing and half-rapping over the decently layered instrumentation that offers that solid support for his vocals to flourish. Through his own pain and sad thoughts, there is that hope that is transferred into the listener that they are indeed not alone no matter what they are going through…they just have to keep pushing and eventually, things will get better,.
A track like “SMILE” really reminds us that it’s really okay to be vulnerable, and there’s really nothing to be gained by pushing our feelings down…there is more healing in expressing ourselves. It is through this expression in music that helped Chughey cope and make music that a lot of heartbroken and depressed audiences can resonate with.
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