18 year old Cole Basta, also known as Col3trane, is really heating up worldwide this year, already having worked on 2018’s Tsarina with some of L.A’s best and brightest, it looks like we’re gonna see a lot from him in the near future.
The album starts quickly, Penelope is a track we’ve seen making waves in the underground for a while, with it’s trippy music video really making waves at the end of last year when it dropped, and the intro track fits in really well with that vibe.
He keeps it going the same with tracks like Momma Bear and Malibu Sleep keeping in with the trap infused Neo-soul beats he’s singing on.
The interlude, titled Marie Antionette is a nice step back, it feels like it’s helping the mixtape grow musically, adding some nice break beats to fuel a new chapter to the piece, helping to highlight the next track Mario Kart, one of the strongest on the tape, as well as keeping things fresh.
Languages has a feature from Ebenezer, fellow London based musician, that dropped as a second single for the mixtape in January this year, accompanied by a music video in a similar vein as Penelope, showing a darker, grittier side to Col3trane’s music that is so refreshing.
It’s hard to deny that this artist is going places. This well polished debut from Col3trane proves how serious he is, and with some serious attention from the industry, it’s really easy to see where this is going for a young guy who has all the time in the world to create some amazing music.