One of the hardest working producers in Tulsa’s local music scene just shared two, new tracks after just recently releasing a collaborative instrumental with Yung Welch in “Out the Way”. The first track is another collaboration with the young prodigy Yung Welch, but “Penthouse” features CountryBoyJuug on vocals sounding catchy as ever over a palette suited perfectly for his brush. The track then takes a quick turn through a codeine waterfall and becomes slow & sparse while CountryBoy continues to rhyme about designer denim and Bentley dreams. These artists are really starting to come into their own style and it’s fascinating to see what these collaborations can bring.
Only shortly after uploading “Penthouse”, Umbra decides to release another track in honor of the passing of the extraordinary Amy Winehouse. “Understand” is a rework of Winehouse’s track “I Heard Love Is Blind” and features a cozy drum pattern and chops of acoustic guitars behind a silky voice and provides a lovely contrast to the many styles and influences behind the motivated producer. I am a huge fan of both tracks and would encourage anyone to listen to them both.