Bodi: One [Single]
August 7, 2014 2 Comments
Loyal TWS readers should not be surprised that we are once again showcasing the wonderful artist and overall beautiful human being that is Alexander Hallet a.k.a. Bodi. He is arguably (and you best bet I would argue it!) the finest MC in the hip hop game today. And even with these characteristics in tow, he still manages to prove himself to be an incendiary human being who obviously has the thoughts of others placed far above his own personal wants, and some times even his own needs. Rapper, poet, photographer, philanthropist….these are the simplest definitions of this complex and obviously multi-talented human being. And guess what Dear Readers…the man is back!
The man who is Bodi has recently returned from what he has dubbed The Volunteer Adventures, and is back in the lab(s) and seemingly perfecting his art(s) the only way he knows how: with his entire heart involved. He is currently hard at work on a book of photography and a documentary about The Volunteer Adventures, but in between it all he is also not forgetting about what made us love him in the first place. He is still writing songs and mastering his craft as a hip hop artist, now with a year’s worth of world traveling to influence his already beautiful storytelling that we have all come to know and love. And I while damned if his latest single “One” isn’t a prime example of what can happen to an already talented artist when they set out on a personal voyage across the globe and comes back with an entire planet’s worth of experience with death, happiness, sadness, and exclamation. Our man has done it once again.
“One” is a track that, in some ways, brings us back to this one dude I used to know and love called Alexipharmic. Which was, as if you didn’t know, the portrait of a young man who would be Bodi. The music brings us back to the bit more upbeat yet filled with struggle times of Alex’s early years, which is to say that the beat is a bit lighter than we heard on his brilliant 2013 release as Bodi, The Fall of Atlas. But our man hasn’t exactly lightened up too much, thank goodness. The poetry in his lyrics are still littered with beautiful sadness, especially when he spits about his “books of shadows that are way past due”, or when he mentions the “saints turned Gods” that essentially failed him. “One” is, at the very least, a beautiful addition to the amazing songbook that he has managed to create in his short time on this earth. And while it may be one of the jazziest and most upbeat songs we have heard from this cat as Bodi, “One” might be one of the most heart-felt and discovery driven songs we have heard from this man yet.
And even better yet, this is just one track from his forthcoming EP that is due out around mid-September. And it would be a safe bet to say that we will be watching for this brilliant MP3 riddled canvas to drop and to tell you all about it. Until then, be sure to head on over HERE to check out “One” which is without a single solitary doubt just the beginning of one of the finest albums of the year. Bodi is unstoppable, Bodi is genius, Bodi is life.