NEW MUSIC | Cecil ‘Candlelit Comedown’

CECIL

Hail­ing from rur­al New South Wales, emer­ging altern­at­ive rap­per Cecil has released a moody Lo-Fi EP ‘Candlel­it Comedown’. 

 ‘Candlel­it Comedown’ is centred around the idea of the arc of a comedown, it delves into the con­stant cycle of ascen­sion, euphoria and the inev­it­able slump and comedown in every­day life. 

 On the EP, Cecil said, “The EP is struc­tured to fol­low this arc in mood, sound and con­tent, how­ever each indi­vidu­al track has its own issues and ideas to tackle, giv­ing each track its own unique voice,”

 “It touches on love, my rela­tion­ship with hip hop, vices, nos­tal­gia and self-doubt/self-assurance. I want the listen­ers to find solace in the idea of the comedown, as although it is lowest point, its also the cata­lyst for the come up,” 

 Cecil is a 20-year-old rap­per from Wel­ling­ton, in rur­al NSW. Grow­ing up in rur­al NSW, Cecil high­lights that there isn’t a lot of pos­it­ive things to do. Rap gave Cecil the oppor­tun­ity to cre­ate and express him­self in a healthy man­ner and allow him to rep­res­ent and give thanks to his area. With a lack of music and cre­at­ive scenes in rur­al NSW, coupled with neg­at­ive por­tray­als of his home-town in the media, the rap­per wants to change the public’s per­spect­ive towards youth in rur­al areas and encour­age kids in low-oppor­tun­ity areas to fol­low their dreams and cre­ate their own path.

 Cecil star­ted rap­ping in 2016 and released his debut single Refrac­tions in 2017. The rap­per found stream­ing suc­cess with his single ’Daisy Dupe’ which fea­tures in ‘Candlel­it Comedown’. Cecil is styl­ist­ic­ally var­ied, often mix­ing lo-fi beats with dark mature lyr­ics, how­ever he does not shy away from cre­at­ing smooth groove inspired vocals to com­pli­ment up-lift­ing beats.

Cecil often tackles vices, love, past exper­i­ences and his rela­tion­ship with rap and is influ­enced by Rejjie Snow, Loyle Carner, Mac Miller, Allday, Remi, Jam­ie T, Amine, MF Doom and Earl Sweat­shirt.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.