T. Calmese shares this new “Play On Player” single today.
Detroit rapper T. Calmese (of creative counter-culture collectiveÂ The Black Opera), releases his debutÂ album Time And Time Again, along with a free download of the album single “Play On Player”, exclusively on Bandcamp. Produced byÂ 14KT, “Play On Player” isÂ the album’s celebratory secondÂ track, contrasting with the dark and menacing album opener “Almighty”.Â
“We put a lot into this album.Â For that reason, this moment is a celebration for us. No song captures the sound of celebration on ‘Time And Time Again’ better than ‘Play on Player’.” – The Black Opera
As the albumÂ title suggests,Â “theÂ more things change,Â theÂ more they stayÂ theÂ same”.Â Time And Time AgainÂ explores this concept using elements of Sci-Fi and Afrofuturism (inspired byÂ Lovecraft Country,Â Watchmen, andÂ theÂ like) to tellÂ theÂ story of an everyday man communicating with himself across time. HisÂ future self reaches back in time to inspire his past self to leave voice notes with advice to help him through life. TheÂ therapeutic processÂ mirrors how society’s history, andÂ theÂ way it has beenÂ documented across time,Â informsÂ our world’s current movements and struggles.Â