Sydney based rapper Joey Maker returns after a successful string of releases across 2018-19 with Sangreal available on all streaming platforms on June 14th. The single comes after his recent release ‘Where They At’ and is the second offering for his highly anticipated solo debut EP ‘Young Anakin’ that is due for release later this year.
On ‘Sangreal’, Joey and frequent collaborator OWLBB ride effortlessly over producer DeliPres’ steel drums and booming bassline. The track is a melting pot of contrasts: the intensity of the first verse gives way to a sing-song hook; stories from myth are weaved through materialism and video game references. OWLBB raps confidently: “When I’m in the city, I’m stuntin’ like Chan” . In the third verse, Joey chants: “Sayonara, I’m inside of ayahuasca / Ay caramba, I could find it in my slumber” .
Joey has seen considerable success throughout his career, including Triple J support for 5 past releases, sold out shows across the country with his collective 4Fins and building/maintaining a loyal fanbase. His charisma and energy has also rubbed off on some notable artists, having supported Butterfingers, Esoterik, Obie Trice, Merkules, K21 and Madchild in 2018 alone.
Joey hopes to connect with his following on a more personal level with ‘Sangreal’ and the ‘Young Anakin’ EP by expressing his inner thoughts and dark side, which has become a means of therapy for Joey and serves as a deep and personal journey for the listener to enjoy. Joey also hopes to encourage others that they too can move forward after experiencing hardship.