Fresh off the release from his latest single ‘Gepetto’s Story’, TAME, The Aspiring Me returns with a captivating new single featuring Lion Babe’s Astro Raw on ‘No Creep’.
Produced by TAME ’No Creep’ compromises of funk elements with Astro playing some fresh soundscapes with the ‘wah wah’ pedal. The song examines the subtle nature of proposing companionship. It sees TAME strip back with upfront raw lyrics, and highlights the idea of love coming naturally without being forced.
On the collaboration, TAME said, “Astro heard my song ‘Blue Bonnets’ and invited me to come out to the studio. ‘No Creep’ came from that studio session,”
“I didn’t have a MacBook at the time so I pulled out my iPad and programmed the drums using this app called ‘Beat Maker 2.’ I was familiar with the app as I had programmed drums from my 2015 ‘OK, Whatever’ album using it. I fly over the drums to Astro and he adds some guitar riffs and piano keys onto the song. I then program some flute sounds and after an hour we have a beat. I wrote the song, or what we considered the song to be, an hour after that. I finally came to a point where I was fully confident with everything the song presented, so now you get to hear it,”
Having pushed the boundaries of his previous work, TAME rose to prominence in 2013 when Complex Magazine listed his debut album ‘The Aspiring Me’ top ten music projects to come out of Houston in 2013. In addition to rapping, 2017 saw TAME make his debut as a conceptual performance artist: exhibiting at the Houston Museum Of African American culture and later in March 2018 at the interactive, film and music festival SXSW; as well as Houston arts organisation Diverse Works. He was even featured in Solange’s music video which he states had a big impact on his artistry direction.
Creativity runs through his veins as he orchestrates and continues to use his music as a positive tool to uplift and inspire others. The single will feature off his upcoming album “The Aspiring Me III” due to be released in July this year and he will be playing with Lionbabe in Houston, TX June 13 at Warehouse Live for Lionbabe’s ‘The Cosmic Wind tour.’
The cheeky artwork was inspired by Kerry James Marshall and Naruto’s Black Zetsu.