4kMicheal’s latest project, “Fire Under The Bridge‘” is an anthem-clad EP proving the versatility and lyrical prowess of the Baltimore-based emcee. Each song proves its own significance in the track-listing as 4k pulls from a host of emotions to convey one central idea: trust no one. The EP boasts its break-out single “BOA” that received recognition in the Washington Post 1-week post-release. Without an announcement, 4k dropped “Fire Under The Bridge” that following week.
From a single listen of the project, one can gather that 4k took his time crafting the sounds to precisely convey the theme. The music seems to serve as a sonic journal detailing the past year for 4k since his 2019 mixtape “Forgive Me, I Am Alive“. Cuts like “Sandbox Song” are wholly personal but all the more relatable to anyone who has had to cut ties with loved ones either for personal growth or trust-breaking turbulence within the relationship. It is apparent that 4k has elevated his songwriting and storytelling techniques to a level of mastery that only time and dedication can produce.
After only releasing 2 songs for the entirety of 2020, the surprise drop was welcomed by fans and has garnered recognition beyond his initial following. Since its release at the end of March this year, it has reached nearly 100k all-time plays. With no major label backing or publicity, 4k is accumulating numbers organically with no sign of slowing down. If this release any indication of his potentiality as an emcee, he is a force to be reckoned with. Check out “Fire Under The Bridge” down below via Spotify.