The Philharmonik – Surrender


There are a lot of underground or underrated artists who’ve always exceeded expectations with every release. Our opinion on them only gets better as the years go on, but they never receive the love and adulation they deserve. One artist who deserves their flowers is the Sacramento based artist and producer The Philharmonik.

When doing a deep discog dive on him you’ll soon see he doesn’t have any skips. Each song has a timeless feel, taking influence from a smorgasbord of musical legends from all eras like; Ella Fitzgerald, Bach, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Eric Clapton, Chance The Rapper, the list could go on for days. Listening to these artists growing up he became acquainted with what true songwriting was about, crafting raw narratives through poetic lyrics that portray the human experience. He performed regularly in choir to get his music out there, but once he heard hip hop something awoke within him, and The Philharmonik was born.

It’s been a little under a year since his last release, but Surrender is up there with some of his best ever. He’s the definition of the pen is mightier than the sword, writing lyrics that pack a visceral gut punch that stay with you long after the track ends. His delivery builds on this strong foundation, creating an impactful chronicle of his journey that’s top notch. It’s old school hip hop brought into the modern era with a touch of The Philharmonik flair. Add in the stunning visual shot at Yosemite, and you’ve got a triple threat single.

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