TRACK REVIEW: Eyeconic – Sunflowers | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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I wanna lay low and stay high” – the mantra-like hook recurs throughout Sunflowers, North East rapper Eyeconic’s first release of the year – and continues to echo in your ears after the track’s abrupt end. Party culture has been the foundation of Eyeconic’s work, including his most successful single, 2021’s It’s A Vibe. However, in something of a turn away from expectations, Sunflowers tells the story of some ‘Boro boys on a weekend away from it all in the Lakes.

An instrumental backing from Middlesbrough DJ Lunko creates a nostalgic feel with its amalgam of piano and synth, chiming with the line “Reminisce memories, make a few new with me”. With introspective lyrics whilst still maintaining the party mood, Eyeconic makes it clear he’s got stamina.

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