Get ready for another headbanger mob-starter album as Snotty Nose Rez Kids are celebrating the joy of life now that COVID-lockdown is over for them with the release of their 4th album, Life After.
The Indigenous Hip Hop duo created this raw outspoken album following their months long battle with mental health and depression. After experiencing loved ones passing away, they dug deep within themselves to imagine what life would be like after the pandemic shut down. It was during these moments of recovery that they found brand-new incentive to write about their frustrations, pain, the multi-generational impacts of colonialism and resilience as Indigenous people.
With an undertone theme of death, the audio engineer by trade and word smith, adds a twist to the lifeless word, with their single “Red Sky at Night.”
“Old spirits don’t ever die.”
Meaning that older generations who have passed away are always looking over beloved ones today.
The entire album carries messages of strength, Indigenous sovereignty and as perusal phrases that reminds us the need for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
Although memories from their up bringing at Haisla Nation, in Kitamaat Village of Northwest B.C. inspired parts of the album it was truly family members and friends who brought it to life. From memories about their dad reminding them that “tomorrow will be a good day” to people like “Uncle Rico,” this forthright angsty Hip-Hop album sheds light to the aspiration of a tomorrow.
Over the summer, the Hip-Hop duo released their first music video from the album, Uncle Rico, that showcases a fun family reunion on the pool side. In September they released visuals for No Jesus Pieces. The luminous retro music video now has over 51k views and counting.
The 2019 shortlists Polaris Prize artists are now on tour sharing their songs through high-energy performances. You can find their tour dates and locations here.
The Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ Life After is currently available on all streaming platform.