Sapient, a hip-…, actually no. If I had written this paper few months ago I would have definitely described him in predominately heavy hip-hop shades. But not today, not after the day he announced the release date of his latest album – Slump.
Sapient is an artist in metamorphosis who has been active for more than a decade now. Yes, it was a very different experience to not hear Sape rapping, because he now sings! However it took me only few repeats of the song to digest it as well as if not better than his older tracks.
"Pieces of paper" is not a happy tune for sure but I do not find it to be negative either. The song sits on a well known subject – money, the chase of money, your dreams and their mutual exclusiveness .Perhaps some of you would agree with me on the last one.
The video depicts Sape stuck in menial jobs that I'm sure many of us are so familiar with. The song is touching and sincere.
p.s. The release of Slump is on 19th of February 2013