"I'm at an all-time creative high," says out pop artist Solomon about his new single "Swim No More," which hits iTunes this week. "I stopped listening to what other people were telling me with my music and I'm just creating the type of art I want to hear."
That creative high sees the "Way We Were" artist simultaneously rolling out the highly-anticipated album of gay rapper Last O, managing a new pop artist named Wilson Knight (both under his label SolRay Records), and stoking the fire of his own career with the lead single off his upcoming EP, Le Garcon.
It's a full plate for sure, but since his 2008 debut, the independent artist who racked up nearly 80,000 views on his music video in the first two weeks, has always been known for appeasing his "Love Rockers."
In his latest track, Solomon returns to an earlier, vulnerable time in his life, crooning "Help me make it through the night, I just needa feel alive." Set to taiko drums, bird sounds and killer whale calls, he tells a story many of us can repeat by heart: "You only love me when I'm gone."
"Swim No More" seems to be one in a series of tracks that depart from the pop-ier, dance tracks that the artist was known for as he began to abandon rapping. Whether it's an indication of the direction of his debut album Why Boys Cry, slated for a 2014 release, is still to be told.