Amir Obé is nothing if not angsty. Across his steady stream of releases over the past couple of years, the Detroit native has paired misanthropic, sad-boy-style sentiments with dark, almost-menacing sonic vignettes. Along the way, he's mastered the melodic clip that has since become a standard flow in hip-hop.
Today, Obé is premiering "No Peace," a NYLZ-produced loosie that puts him squarely in his moody element. Where your love now?/ Poured my heart out to the floors now, he laments. "It’s the back and forth of a tortured love. A woman pulling me into her depths and unknowingly drowning me in the process. This is an expression of my suffocation," he told The FADER in an email. Dramatic theme aside, the track ends with a surprisingly pleasant switch-up — a reggae-like drop that sounds like the spring sun finally peeking through after a long winter. Listen below.