I’m really happy for Webster X.
The Milwaukee artist made his DopeHouse debut with the video for his song “Lately” — a stunning visual delving into meaning of life, death and community — and since, he’s held the visual aspects of his content to just as high of a regard as the music. A short EP — and another incredible video – later, Webster took a yearlong break from releasing music.
He’s now signed to Closed Sessions, the trusty, independent Midwest label based out of Chicago. He joins the label’s roster of Kweku Collins, Jamila Woods, oddCouple and others, all whom Webster has crossed paths with over the last couple years making the pairing between Webster and the label a natural fit.
“This signing puts the cherry on top of 2016 for Closed Sessions,” Alex Fruchter, the label’s founder, said over email. “We’re super excited to work with Web, add someone from Milwaukee to the mix, and release the amazing album he’s working on.
Webster’s first release on the label is “Blue Streak,” a moody re-entry to the music world. If you listened to the song without knowing he signed to an independent label, you’d think Webster would be opposed to signing to any label at all.
“Blue Streak” analyzes Webster’s inner struggle of writing new songs, elevating to new levels of success and the sacrifices it takes to get his creativity to a wider audience. It’s produced by Four Giants.
You can listen to the new song below, and look forward to Webster’s debut album 2017.