Is Outasight on your radar yet? He should be. If you’ve ever enjoyed the soulful flair of Jamie Lidell, fine rhymes of A Tribe Called Quest, lyricism of Talib Kweli or throwback style of Mayer Hawthorne, this is definitely one to pay attention to. The Yonkers, New York bred musician weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own.
Outasight (aka Richard Andrew) recently leaked a couple new tracks online. Just this week, OU dropped “It’s Like That,” which can be grabbed as a free download and posted as a stream via Soundcloud. “It’s Like That” video coming later this week. Additionally, the video for “Losing My Mind” (produced by 6th Sense), another new cut, can be seen. The song can be downloaded for free in exchange for an email address. And if you missed it a couple months back, OU put out a personal favorite of mine, the Freddie Gibbs assisted track “Near The End” which can be downloaded at RCRD LBL.
OU confirmed for SXSW. He’ll be in Austin all week, playing showcases and doing press. Interested parties feel free to inquire about setting up some time with Outasight in Texas. OU Also confirmed for the Governor’s Ball in NYC with Girl Talk, Empire Of the Sun, Big Boi and more on June 18th.
3/17 – Austin, TX – Peckerheads (Ruby Hornet SXSW Showcase)
3/17 – Austin, TX – Habana Bar (Warner Bros. Records Showcase)
3/18 – Austin, TX – The Phoenix (Moodswings 360 SXSW Showcase w/Das Racist, Dev, The Cataracs)
3/19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Biz3 SXSW Showcase)
3/19 – Austin, TX – BMI SXSW Music Lounge
Look for Outasight’s debut album out on Warner Bros. Records later this year.