Edmonton hip-hop artist K-Riz announced the release of his sophomore full-length album, Peace & Love a while back, and now, he shares a new song “Lost in It” from the project.
Bolstered by the hard-hitting and vibrant beat produced by Calgary’s Rajah (Tory Lanez, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Curtis Waters), K-Riz uses water as a metaphor for his rebirth and disengagement from all things negative stemming from a bad relationship. He delivers a heartfelt and rousing performance ripe with vivid and detailed lyrics that listeners can relate to in their own way. The song serves as a form of therapy for the rapper as he cleanses his thoughts on wax.
This is the 2nd single off his Peace & Love LP due out in the fall.
K-Riz is part of a new generation of melodic emcees who can rap circles around their opponents and sing their verses with equal aplomb. Listing the titans of soul and funk-inspired pop and jazz-oriented rap as his influences, from Stevie Wonder to Nas and Prince to J Dilla, the Toronto-born, Edmonton-based artist absorbs and spits out the specters of other eras while remaining spiritually in the present.
Peace & Love follows his critically-hailed The Room EP (2020), which drew praise from Complex for “quietly establishing himself as one of Alberta’s deftest lyricists.”