Prince f/ Eryn Allen Kane “Baltimore”

Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane got a huge look singing alongside Prince a couple months ago now around the time of the Baltimore riots. Today, a new visual mixes in scenes from the times to drive home the song’s message on another level. Relive or check this one out for the first time.

Eryn Allen Kane “Have Mercy”

Eryn Allen Kane is ready to step out with a new solo project and above is the premiere of the first single with the Austin Vesely-directed video for “Have Mercy”. The song is a beautiful, soulful record that stood out to me because EAK straight up belted some of the high notes out of the park.

The lines, “Prayin for a sense of direction, prayin for love and protection” before the repetition of the song title really stood out to me too. Get to know one of The Social Experiment’s standout vocalists as Chicago boasts yet another talented up and coming artist prime to spread her own wings.

*Tibs Fav.

Saba f/ Eryn Allen Kane “Burnout”

Chicago connects as one of the fastest rising rappers of the past year, Saba, and one of the fastest rising singers of the past year, Eryn Allen Kane link back up for the creative visual to “Burnout”. The video, directed by Heart of the City, mixes some scenes of just the two with them also in an animated, stop motion world. It’s hard to describe really so just watch, and be further engaged by Saba’s ever-changing deliveries and EAK’s pleasant vocals on the chorus.

Chance The Rapper Full Lollapalooza Set

Chance made some noise this weekend, to say the least, as he closed down Lollapalooza as the hip hop headliner on Day 3, performing while the likes of Skrillex and Kings of Leon were in other areas of Grant Park. He brought out R. Kelly, Vic Mensa, and rocked a crowd said to be over 60,000 people. Now, you can relive or watch for the 1st time, Chance’s 75-minute set with his Social Experiment band. The familiar names are playing: Peter CottonTale, Donnie Trumpet, Lili K, and Eryn Allen Kane. Watch the Chance The Rapper Full Lollapalooza Set above and enjoy!

Chance The Rapper #Arthur

NEW Chance. And boy, does he have some help on this one. Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale and Donnie Trumpet all contribute.

“Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”, a remix of the Arthur theme, comes from a good place and spreads a simple, positive message, encapsulated by Chance below.

Believe in yourself, for that’s the place you start.

More great words follow the mix of background vocals and live instrumentation. At the very least, you can appreciate this and I think it’s a perfect, feel-good song that’ll come alive for a huge crowd… like Lollapalooza this Sunday night. Listen/download below (via Lolla themselves) #Arthur

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”



Saba f/ Eryn Allen Kane “Burnout”

Saba & Eryn Allen Kane are a couple of the new buzzing artists out of the Chi in the past calendar year and “Burnout” finds the two together for the first time on the rap/sung collab. Saba’s fast and choppy delivery is ear-catching from the first listen as EAK sings an equally raw, lyrical hook and the song is for anyone dealing with whatever stress and issue. Much respect on this one all the way around, especially these bars from the Pivot Gang leader:

I used to run home, I was scared to walk, people bled at dark
It’s funny we play with chalk, and then lay in chalk
Foreshadow the shadows, it’s more cattle for tattles

#comfortZONE drops July 15th.