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Lorenzo Asher Turns Lemons Into Lemonade On New Track, “Good Vibes”

It’s his philosophy for overcoming struggle.

September 15, 2015

“Good Vibes” is the latest track from Brooklyn-based R&B singer and rapper Lorenzo Asher’s upcoming release, NORA. An anthem for positive living, the song starts out with Asher’s hypnotic vocals laced in Auto-Tune chanting the song's mantra: Good vibrations/ Good vibrations/ Love vibrations/ Good vibrations/ Love vibrations. It's a catchy and colorful chorus, yet, when Asher begins rapping in the middle of the song, the tone changes. He raps of pushing through life’s hard times and overcoming its obstacles: Nah, I won't let pride really destroy my youth/ You can kill vibe/ You can close my booth/ But I still won't die, baby, till I find you.

“When I started the production on ['Good Vibes'], I was just searching for something that would make me happy,” said Asher in an email to The FADER. “I was all but clinically depressed. I think it was circumstantial. You know the story: Black kid, no Dad, rough family situation, etc etc. So, I just needed to lose myself in a song or a moment. I started playing the chords on my keyboard, which is where most of my songs start, and the melody came to me after 30 minutes or so. I started singing the good vibrations part, and my boy Eth was like, 'Yo, what the hell is that?’ I thought he didn't like it; he was like 'Dude, that's a hit!'"

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Lorenzo Asher Turns Lemons Into Lemonade On New Track, “Good Vibes”