Hip hop outfit DrankWater deliver dark trap-infused new single, ‘Suspect’

Hip hop outfit DrankWater deliver dark trap-infused new single, ‘Suspect’

The Melbourne hip hop duo have revealed the latest instalment of their lockdown project.

Brunswick-based hip hop artists Hudson Taylor and Conor Ewing-Crellin, aka ConpleXx, have revealed a new single as part of their Four Songs in Forty Days project. 

One half of the four-piece hip hop collective, DrankWater, Taylor and Ewing-Crellin took lockdown as a challenge to get creative, aiming to release four new songs over 40 days. 

Today, the pair released the third song in the series, ‘Suspect’. Referencing their own personal experiences with dark times, Taylor with homelessness and both with mental health and addiction issues, the single touches on paranoia, betrayal and trust issues. 

Produced, mixed and mastered by Businessman at No1network’s Melbourne Headquarters, ‘Suspect’ has a dark trap feel “reminiscent of the Suicideboys but at a faster pace,” according to Taylor.

Last year, the two co-wrote the single ‘Right Way’ which hit number one on the triple j Unearthed Hip Hop List in March, followed by two sold-out shows and a Creative Victoria arts grant to assist in a regional and interstate tour in early 2020 which has been postponed due to COVID-19. 

Ewing-Crellin started DrankWater two years ago with a view to “be able to collaborate with mates and create a new wave in the Aussie hip hop and so that we can record and perform”. 

Together, their style encompasses ’90s boom bap, R&B and trap, taking inspiration from the likes of Retchy P, E40, GoldLink, Big L and RedMan. 

Check out DrankWater’s new single ‘Suspect’ below.

‘Suspect’ is out now. For more from DrankWater, visit their Spotify or Facebook

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