Jerome B – “Rain//Lluvia” [Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Hailing from Somerville, Massachusetts, Jerome B returns to the Graduation Music site today, this time with the visuals for his brilliant song titled “Rain//Lluvia”. As its name suggests, the first half of the track is in English, while the second half is in Spanish. Doing a wondrous job at showcasing the two sides of Jerome that make him whole, the video for “Rain//Lluvia” is a well put-together piece of work that somehow finds a way to add depth to an already thoughtful song.

The English portion of this track features shots of Jerome B around his hometown, Somerville, and as many of his other videos suggest, Jerome takes extreme pride in where he’s from. He’s one of the more capable rappers in the entire state, and his ability to decompose deep thought in order to create highly-playable, layered music isn’t something that should go unnoticed.

As the song transitions into the Spanish portion, the video switches locations from Somerville to La Habana, Cuba. Being of Cuban heritage, the trip to his homeland was one of utmost importance to Jerome B, so having clips of it included in this video help to make it incredibly meaningful. Darren Yicong Deng and the staff over at Bridge Vision really do a well-rounded job at offering a glimpse of Cuban life, whilst injecting personal meaning into this visual. If you’re unfamiliar with Jerome B’s discography, now is the perfect opportunity to receive a thorough look at what the rapper has to offer.

Watch the official video for “Rain // Lluvia” below:

Surfliner – “Surfliner”

By: Shamus Hill 

It’s always a joy when new artists are featured on the Graduation Music site, which is exactly what is occurring today with the Duxbury-based band, Surfliner. This self-titled release is a song that “was made for listening to in the rain”, however, also captures the feels given off on a warm, bright day. “Surfliner” is not only beautifully written by Tyler Wyatt and Alex Gonzalez, but features the astounding instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums at the hands of Tyler Wyatt. Sam Worley helps puts the cherry on top with his tranquil, yet uplifting vocals, making this track out to be one of the band’s most potent releases to date.

“Surfliner” largely deals with the group’s hectic state of being at this moment in time, and how life has been seemingly drawing them all over the place. As they continue to work towards the completion of their goals, the ease of things begins to move towards the horizon, and new challenges begin to move in their direction. While this may be viewed upon as tumultuous to many, Surfliner finds solace in what’s been on-going. They understand that they’re en route towards their destiny, and that with time, things will begin to fall into place. A beautiful composition that centers itself around meaning and hope, “Surfliner” is another fantastic release to come out of Massachusetts.

I was very grateful to come across Surfliner’s music, but at the same time was disappointed that I hadn’t listened to it at an earlier point in life. While only having a total of three songs currently available on Spotify/Bandcamp, Surfliner still possess a discography full of high-quality music that is worthy of your attention. These guys don’t leave any variable up to chance, and whole-heartedly deliver fans pieces of work that are both well-thought-out and carefully crafted. The feeling given off from their songs is nothing short of uplifting, something which I’m sure will continue to draw fans their way. If you find yourself in the Amherst-area on October 26th, Surfliner will be having a show at the Amherst VFW, so definitely show out if you’re messing with their sound.

Listen to Surfliner’s self-titled release below: