T. Calmese drops off his new “Time And Time Again” album.
Detroit rapper T. Calmese (of creative counter-culture collective The Black Opera) released his debut album Time And Time Again as a Bandcamp exclusive on Friday, November 27, 2020. Today December 11, the album is available on all digital streaming platforms. With production by 14KT, Slot-A, J Bizness, among others, Time and Time Again is a profound exploration of the idiom “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
Using elements of Afrofuturism (inspired by Lovecraft Country, Watchmen, and the like), the project tells the story of an everyday man communicating with himself across time, along a non-linear journey of self-discovery. The therapeutic process mirrors how society’s history, and the way it has been documented, informs our world’s current movements and struggles.
“This body of work is special to me. Recorded over the span of a few years, each song represents a different but very real moment in time for me, on a personal level. Those few years were a time of self-discovery, a time of seclusion, a time of asking myself those hard questions, and a time of creative freedom. I came to a point creatively where I decided to do nothing, but tell my truth, unfiltered.” – T. Calmese