Known as a consummate musical shapeshifter, the versatile hip-hop artist, rapper, and songwriter Zachary Murdock deliver unfiltered honesty with his recent hit, "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)."
Creating hip-hop music that blurs the lines of supreme funk and futuristic soul, Zachary Murdock offers his naturally gifted creative abilities for all of us to relish. What stands out is Zachary Murdock's poetic lyricism, painting all sorts of vivid and surreal images that speak nothing but the truth.
Touching on his recent single, "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)," we hear an incredibly profound and thorough lyrical concept shine through while Zachary Murdock and Wiill take us into sonic and lyrical bliss. Offering more of a mid-tempo and lighthearted vibe through the warm sonics, we admire the song's dynamic range, especially with help from Zachary Murdock and Wiill's deep bars and lyrics.
"Supernatural (feat. Wiill)" opens with filtered acoustic guitar melodies and Zachary Murdock's melodic vocals, singing a story of being worked to the bone and seeking paradise. Overtop of bright and tender hip-hop production, we love the blend of organic guitars and synthetic drum patterns, making for a sound that's contemporary and timeless.
Continuing on the groove of this single, the supporting production offers incredibly tender elements that leave Zachary Murdock and Wiill to stand in the spotlight. Listening to Wiill's bars, he touches on a similar theme of his fears and avoiding help to reach his goals solo. Ending the song on more of an introspective note, we love the depth of this conceptual and moving single.
Experience Zachary Murdock's thorough and meaningful single, "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)," on all digital streaming platforms, and keep track of the consummate creative as he takes 2021 by the horns.
Listen to "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)," here.
Hello Zachary and a warm welcome to BuzzMusic. We love the lyrical and sonic depth within your single "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)." What pushed you to create such a raw piece like this?
"Supernatural" was born out of a series I created called the Daily Flows where I and my team created a song and video every day from scratch posting it the same night on Instagram. We ended up making 212 songs and "Supernatural" was created during the end of this insane musical marathon. The raw feel of the song was inspired by my intense passion and drive that has kept me creating for 20+ years, through all of the heartbreak and resistance, and that continues to keep me inspired daily to show up and give everything I've got to my art. This record is an anthem for the ferocious dreamers who refuse to give up no matter what happens, through the shadows keeping their hearts fire ablaze.
Did you have any help regarding the production for "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)?" How did this sonic creative process go about?
"Supernatural" was produced by Kevin Joseph, Beats by Ghostwriter, and Joshua Morales and was created remotely during the quarantine. The song began with Kevin sending me a guitar loop which quickly inspired my pen to dance wildly on the page. I recorded my vocals, sent the song to Beats, Josh and Wiill and the rest is history.
Did you and Wiill work on each other's bars together for "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)?" Or did you create your verses solo?
Wiill and I are brothers and so we are both cuts from the same cloth. We have an unspoken understanding of each other and so when I sent him the song he knew exactly what to do. Wiill is a one-of-a-kind artist, pure talent, and natural creator and I am so excited to keep growing alongside him.
How does "Supernatural (feat. Wiill)" fit into the entire EP 'Ghost to Ghost, Vol. 1?' Does the single touch on any themes that are mentioned throughout the EP?
The 'Ghost to Ghost, Vol. 1' EP is all about believing in yourself, listening to Spirit, and accepting the light and dark as one. "Supernatural" feels like a peak moment in the EP, a mountain top song sung by the hero who has traveled far and wide to reach their enlightenment sky.
What do you want listeners to know about you and the music that you create?
Like you, I am the mystery in disguise, a "human" who was born full of love and curiosity, passion and joy to connect and create. Over the years a deep sadness began to fill my heart as I saw how much cruelty and suffering fill our world. This sadness inspired me to dig deep and find my true passion, music and creating, and to use these gifts to illuminate the darkness. We are all from the same source and will return there again someday, my music is a reminder of that and a call to the inner child inside of all of us to rise up and roar. I am constantly creating and have no plans of stopping, follow me on Instagram @channelthesun to stay updated on all of the new magic and tune in February 26th for the release of our new EP, "Ghost to Ghost, Vol. 2"