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sympL Releases “Lie To Me” ft. The One Lavic Ahead of Upcoming Album ‘It’s My World And You’re Just Listening To It’



sympL is here today with his brand-new single “Lie To Me” featuring The One Lavic and it’s raising the bar even higher for new sounds to round out 2021. This track comes ahead of sympL’s forthcoming album It’s My World And You’re Just Listening To It. Slated for release in early 2022, “Lie To Me” is a terrific glimpse into not only the upcoming album, but the entire world of sympL and everything he’s about.

Mixing a variety of tempos and sounds into just the one track, sympL and The One Lavic have come together for a chilled-out yet very storytelling new record. Accompanying the song itself is a fantastic video that tells the story of the song incredibly well.

“Lie to me” is about social media culture. I wanted to create a metaphor for this & it seemed fitting to delve into Vampire mythology. I saw the seduction and the thirst as well as the roles – borrowed from both Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and the film, “Nosferatu” as being a perfect context to the playing out of the feeding of egos and superficial values. Just as Dracula relies on his human familiar, Renfield, so does social media culture rely on our celebrities to conquer us.” – sympL

In the duet, the first two verses come from the victims – fictional characters voiced by the artists. One, is a blogger – a “familiar” – whose livestreamed raps are the entry point into the homes of future victims.  He raps, “for every stress, we design an escape – for every ailment, there’s a pill you can take.” The One Lavic joins in on the second verse as a parallel to the character in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Mina Harper holds a young influencer in her trance – singing the lines, “My life is a brand and it gets to my head.” In the third verse however, sympL embodies the Master Vampire himself and taunts the listener with the lines, “Fattened cattle on the farm make the richest steaks. Everything you click – stored in our database,” and perhaps even more haunting, “keep the poor on drugs – the wild ones destroy themselves. Keep the wealthy fat and fed and they’ll gorge themselves.” The final lament repeats, “Used to be science-fiction but now, it’s true – the machines you’ve made now automate you.”

As far as experience in the industry goes, sympL has played many roles in the scene beyond making music. He’s held positions as an emcee, booking agent, tour manager, and author. In these days he was a tour manager and part of production staff for TourForLife with Brother Ali, Cappadonna and more. Additionally, he was a production manager at NC Hip Hop Festival, Queenshella, Ashejam, Moonshine, and Zen Awakening Festival. Now that he’s found the newest part of his journey in making music, fans will be happy to see him catapult himself into the spotlight with fresh and exciting tunes.


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