Innr Circle celebrates a diamond in the rough with his intoxicating and ethereal new single and video Uncut Gems – showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A richly rewarding collision of new wave, dream pop, neo-soul and R&B filled with invigorating 808 rumbles, driving synth punches and heartfelt lyrics, Uncut Gems — featured on the Toronto artist’s new EP Hazed + Amused — traverses a sea of emotion, exploring romantic desolation and loneliness via a sultry yet commanding vocal performance. It’s all par for the course for the breakthrough solo artist, whose catalog showcases his profound passion for production, composition, and exploring vulnerable and illuminating concepts. Reflecting the world around him, Innr Circle uses music as a catalyst for both self-healing and communicating with listeners.
“A lot of my music is inspired by what has occurred in my life — from relationships, trials, and tribulations with my introspection about who I think I am and past events that have either affected me positively or negatively,” he says. “My ideas behind my music vary from depressing things to things that make me elated to meditate over. I try my best to be as honest and real as possible. I find being open with my words helps me connect with more people and shows that I’m just as human as they are.”
Innr Circle has garnered a solid international following debuting his music on Valentine’s Day in 2020. Since then, he has been committed to composing hard-hitting productions that resonate within his growing fan base while creating a personal outlet for himself. His newest project Hazed + Amused is a five-song collection exploring the contact highs we experience when meeting new people and falling in love.
“This EP was inspired by a few things: My veneration for marijuana, falling in and out of love, and the concepts and or ideology of love,” he says. “What it feels like, how it can hurt, how it can heal, how it can last, and how it can all end as fast as it started. Music is a cathartic experience for me — like therapy. I’m not a very social individual, so getting my thoughts on paper helps me see more of who I am and who I can become. Pain can either drown you in sorrow or give you some of the best art you will ever create; fortunately for me, I didn’t drown. Anything you want in life can be achieved if you work hard enough on it.”