LandmarQue recently released an EP entitled ‘Pride and Wrath.’ The project along with the single ‘finesse’ also in the project, featuring Effji, an artist from Nairobi. In the song, LandmarQue comes out guns blazing. Loudly and boldly he opens the song with unapologetically pro-Jesus bars. The Pride and Wrath EP is an interesting combination of different ideas that seem, at first, disjointed but as the song progresses, a recurring theme rises to the surface.
Finessse ft Effji
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LandmarQue explores pride and it’s consequences on both a person and society. Fine Art talks about making music and love for the arts, and then he dips into how that love can turn into pride or an unhealthy desire for fame. The emphasis is really about confidence put in one’s own abilities instead of God. LandmarQue then deals with the consequence of human pride. In ‘pain sale’ the rapper raps about greed, discussing how injustice can be turned into a commodity to make profits. He expands his explanation in the song ‘one thing’.
LandmarQue deals with the hustle, also praising the hard work cats put in. He then gets critical of how the pursuit of wealth is the ultimate goal in life. My favorite track on the project is Something’s Missing; the intro of it is a recital of lines from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Shall and shall fine be unafraid.excerpt from Invictus by William Earnest Henley
In the song, Landmarque attacks the wasteful consumerism in our society and basically says that despite all our efforts we’re still unable to fill the spiritual void we have that only God can fill.
If I could describe the project in one word, it would be philosophical, as it deals with so many key issues. On the lyrical delivery, personally, I would have liked a clearer delivery. The artwork for the cover is impressive and fits nicely with the symbolism portrayed in the EP. On the whole, the Pride and Wrath EP is worth a listen and is available on all popular platforms. Follow the link to listen now.
SACHH raises the flag and raises the bars.