I’ve been writing for 2DopeBoyz for two years and for other publications for even longer. I can’t say I remember ever writing about an artist from Charleston, South Carolina. “I’m essentially the only artist I know of who makes the kind of music that I make in the city,” a man wise with his own city’s output said in an interview earlier this year.
But here’s Contour, a 21-year-old from the city I’d only previously known to be the home of Stephen Colbert, Charlamagne tha God and the dance I always saw people doing in Boardwalk Empire.
He released his first singing album, Softer, earlier this year. Contour also shared a gorgeous short film that explored the meaning of love alongside Softer, which is now getting re-released in a CD/DVD package via EveryDejaVu.
His new song, “February Autumn,” getting premiered at the DopeHouse today, is a bonus cut from the re-release.
“‘February Autumn’ is a song about weather, the absurdity of social interaction, human connection, and stagnancy. It’s also an experiment in chord extensions,” Contour told us in an email.
It sounds like Contour is almost hopeless as he questions, “how’d I find an angel here in the February Autumn, in the death that’s all around us?” But he places his worries and doubt aside: “I don’t care, I’m glad I found it.” Just as you should be with your new favorite artist from Charleston.
Listen to “February Autumn” below, and cop the re-release of Softer on Bandcamp.