Music has a universal language. Additionally, songs can heal people, even a nation, during times of crisis. Toronto-based artist Dichotomi puts out music that calms our souls and chases away all the negativity in our lives. Furthermore, the LGBTQ artist echoes the sounds of Noname, Tierra Whack and Chance The Rapper. Dichotomi first started releasing uplifting songs in 2019 and hasn’t stopped since. Most of her tracks offered messages of hope, especially during America’s darkest hours. In light of the novel pandemic, Dichotomi released the feel-good track “STF 17” ahead of her upcoming debut EP. The soulful and lo-fi rap song brims with hope and a yearning for better times. There’s no better time than summertime.
Dichotomi Brings Us Joy
Moving from Florida to Toronto, Canada seems like a bit of a drastic change, especially considering seasonal patterns. In Dichotomi’s newest song “STF 17”, they often sings about Summertime in her verses. Clearly, the alternative rap star misses the sunny skies and warm weather. Why trade in palm trees and endless beaches for Canada?
Nonetheless, Dichotomi makes it clear in “STF 17” that she wants to go back to better times. Moreover, the Toronto artist made the song during the pandemic, when they were sick. Dichotomi imagines “better times and fantasize about the summers in Toronto.” Their joy shines through “STF 17”, as Dichotomi’s clever wordplay and vibey flow make the song come to life.
The Inspiration Behind “STF 17”
Like most artist, alternative rap artist Dichotomi is always looking for new ways to mix up their sound. More than anything though, they remain an authentic artist. Despite the odd name of her newest single “STF 17,” the song doesn’t disappoint in its execution. The track brims with all-around feel good vibes and a message of hope at its core. While the artist aimed to craft a track that aimed to inspire and uplift others during Covid-19, it also carried a political message.
While speaking about the inspiration for the song, Dichotomi says, “The track quickly took a political lean as I began to ruminate on the social, political, and economic forces that forced me into such a fragile position in the first place.” Despite the unstable condition of our country, the Toronto-artist encourages others not to fall into despair over our situation. Rather, they want us to focus on better times and enjoy life again.