New York-based artist Toulouse has shared “Hurtin”, the latest track to be released from his Extended Plea EP. Written and produced by Toulouse, “Hurtin” marries the artist’s mesmerising vocal with impeccable production – a completely captivating mix of old-school showmanship and future-facing craftsmanship.
"Hurtin' is a simple song about thorough self-reflection about...you guessed it...hurting. Not a specific event, but the mindset that a lot of us can be slave to. It can be like walking around with a perpetual ache,” said Toulouse. “There is a continuum present with the last song I put out "Reach Out". Meaning I am doing the work of being aware of, investigating and ultimately accepting that I be radically honest with myself even if I am staring at a grotesque image on the other side. It's half the battle of being a better person."
Born in Nigeria, Toulouse is a self-taught musician who, in part, secured a place at the Clive Davis Institution at NYU by singing down the phone to the acceptance committee as he didn’t have a camera on his computer. He has since amassed millions of streams, toured with Banks and featured on the soundtrack of 50 Shades Darker.
Extended Plea will be released via Terrible Records on 15 September.
1. Reach Out
2. San Junipero
3. So I Know You Care
5. Here & Now
6. Man From Pennsylvania
7. It Is Well