(If you like: Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen, Asher Roth)
The day has finally arrived for Ottawa-raised, Toronto-based hip-hop artist Erich Mrak. After almost two years in the making, his debut V EP faced a variety of obstacles, forcing the musician to push the release date back. Mrak instead chose to make use of the time and released a steady stream of singles in anticipation, and now the 5-track collection is available to all.
Mixing an ideal blend of work-hard, play-hard, Erich Mrak’s fun-loving, youthful energy comes through clearly in his music. Lead single and opening track “Faces” was developed when Mrak visited Los Angeles in the past year, helping to provide an upbeat, pop-friendly vibe to his indie hip-hop style.
Depicting the ups and downs with a girlfriend, V continues with the glossy, slow-burning track “For You”, featuring Ottawa-based R&B singer Maurice. The coming-of-age lyrical content complements the mature, polished production of the record, as hits like “Human” and “I Don’t” give us a glance into Mrak’s mind.
You can stream the EP below, and hear more of his music through his soundcloud.