“Also” is the new single from the Norwegian-based rapper Ivan Ave. Ave has an extensive and impressive history in the underground hip-hop world, working with the likes of Mndsgn and Fred Fades. He’s been dropping gems on Jakarta Records label for the past few years, and this new single is nothing be overlooked, as it features lush and laid-back vibrations unmatched by few others. The collaborators on this track are just as impressive as the music quality itself, including production from XL’s KAYTRANADA, and keys from the newly revered Kiefer Shackelford. These three musicians have carved a place for themselves in the music world, and to no surprise, they came together like the holy trinity to create this new piece. It’s uncertain if Ave plans to follow this up with a full-length release, but regardless, you should definitely check out his catalog.
– Ryan Groom