Reminiscent of an early Lupe Fiasco track, Robert Blue Moon glides into our hearts with his track “Cosmos.” Hailing from a group of musical geniuses from Orlando, known as Crvscxnt Moon, Robert Blue Moon shines with his single, to later follow with his debut EP, Plexus Solair.
Fusing a self-proclaimed “intergalactic” atmosphere to the track, “Cosmos” comes across as an inventive piece of soul, translating emotions into vivid sounds. Holding onto a chill, and nostalgic fluidity, the track is anything but stuck in the past audio waves.
Reviving the heart of the track with strings, keys, and a smooth production, courtesy of Carlow, intangible colors are felt. Robert Blue Moon’s rap then leads us into the world he’s creating, with ease and grace. Based on a beautiful concept, Robert explains further on the track’s story.
Cosmos is a song, that is a story of a young, intelligent African-American boy who desires to change the world one day through science, a boy who is in tune with the world around him; he feels the very vibrations of the soil underneath his feet, the weight behind the words people speak and sees the light many try and seek and the darkness behind the smiles and the pain in the streets. This young boy is not feeling the world but being felt by it, that coupled with the fact that his upbringing is one many wish to never see, he feels that his only get away from it all is to look way above him and imagine himself flying into the night sky and finding peace within the depths of the “Cosmos.”
While nostalgia is a core influence, the hip-hop track possesses qualities that don’t come across as often- story, heart, sound, and delivery.
Foreshadowing a great year to come, Robert Blue Moon has also created a relationship with artist JMSN, as well as collaborating with White Room Records, proving that this is an artist to definitely watch out for in 2016.