Lando Chill photo by Maxwell Lukas Gay
As we wait for Lando Chill’s new album The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, we get another look at his musical stylings. The single “No Paz” features Lando Chill painting a haunting image of his world as childhood chimes ring in the melody. Musically distinctive, the song draws influences from all corners of the world. Percussive drums rattle over ethereal synths. But the message is blunt force trauma.
“No Paz” (“No Peace”) is a musical & social juxtaposition – one that details the weight pressed upon people of color by the police through violence & mass incarceration; against the defiance, & beauty of the struggle against our oppressors, whether systemic or overt. the view in which we see the world, there is no peace, just dead black and brown bodies strewn out in the streets like trash to the people in power,” says Lando.
Written by Lando Chill. Produced by Triceratop
Instrumentation by The Lasso. Bass by Chris Pierce
Lando Chill’s new album, The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, is a personal tribute to self actualization, spiritual acceptance and social activism. About the title, Lando says, “The wind is one’s soul. It represents the human spirit and the earth.” He is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to mother nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation.
Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, The Alchemist, Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually. While working on the project, he gained a new perspective. He learned that having answers isn’t enough.
Musically, this album is a movement forward from his previous work. Collaborating with producer Lasso, bassist Chris Pierce, as well as other key session musicians, the music is unique and intimate. The album harmonizes the internal and external in a cathartic symphony. The instrumentation is unlike anything else, sprawling from classic lo-fi hiphop to high production scoring. The album is as reminiscent of James Blake and Bon Iver as it is of Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar.