Bulletproof Soul Rise Again With The Ascension

The Florida hip-hop collective display an easy confidence on their latest single.

Bulletproof Soul take it up a notch with their latest single The Ascension — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

When you’re trying to change your life and aim for something better, sometimes you need a little motivation to get there. One of the most inspirational things can be music, especially if you find the right song. Maybe that song can be the Florida-based hip-hop group’s latest release, which features DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ & Nyyjerya.

This song doesn’t waste any time, opening with a danceable electronica beat as well as an introductory lyrics that are ladened with braggadocio, sex and AutoTune. Bulletproof Soul know what they want and know that they can get it, and they will always keep trying their best no matter what. Moreover, the song’s confidence is especially palpable at the chorus, which boasts of a love of the West Coast as much as the desire to make it to the top. It’s a fun, good way to sum up the song’s overall message:

“No aim but I shoot the three
In L.A. I diddy bop
West Coast fever that I got
I love to see you pop
They hate when we on top

“I pray you never flop
In L.A. I diddy bop
West Coast fever that I got
I need you on the hop.”

The single is part of a larger narrative arc present on Bulletproof Soul’s debut concept album Grasping Things At The Root. The character depicted in the album digs themselves deeper into a life of crime due to material conditions. While they eventually come to more understanding through learned experience on The I, the album’s last few tracks — including The Reasons and The Ascension — imply that may not have been good enough.

Bulletproof Soul are a music and arts collective that consists of members Austin Moore-Farrow, Nyyjerya, eqobKING, SLWJMZ, Lofty305, Amouranth, Angela Davis, DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ, Kengeta, TWENTYN9NE and Ali Wisdom. Their first single The Whip was released in June and sheds light on the masterful sound curation of the group, shifting through neo-soul rhythms, hip-hop-heavy lyrics, and brushstrokes of art pop.

Check out The Ascension above, sample Grasping Things At The Root below, and join Bulletproof Soul on their website, Twitter and Instagram.