The 'DiSCOVERY Track Of The Week' winner is awarded to the highly talented, driven, and creative musical individual, 'Broughton', with his chilling masterpiece, 'Miss You'. Broughton is an artist who epitomises DiSCOVERY's clear ethos through being immensely capable, yet outrageously under-appreciated.
Broughton's love affair with rap music began during the early years of his secondary school education, however, truly began to blossom, similar to the flowers enclosed in the 'Miss You' album artwork, throughout his late teens. One summers night, Broughton found himself beatboxing for at the time, fellow musician Brydon. Following this successful collaboration, Brydon pressed Broughton into creating a 16-bar verse which later that same night rolled off the tongue effortlessly, and the rest is history.
In 2014 Broughton and Brydon came together to form rap collective NQH, standing for Not Quite Human. 2015 saw the release of hard-hitting, debut street anthem 'Gangrene' which has since been remixed twice with each version offering a fresh spin on what is now considered to be an NQH classic.
Since 2015 Broughton has partaken in NQH EP 'Joint Thoughts', released solo EP 'XXIII', circulated 13 singles of his own and of course performed in each of the two additions to the 'Gangrene' family. Such a vast discography cannot be rivalled by many who operate in the same field.
With 5 new Broughton singles blessing listeners' ears in 2020 alone, allocating the superior track is certainly not a task to be taken lightly. This said, 'Miss You' leads the way by a Usain Bolt like margin. The refined beat, crisp yet varied wave catching flows, and meaningful lyrics increase the 'Miss You' lead on competing tracks throughout each moment of the 3 minutes and 27 second race.
Another substantial piece to the award winning 'Miss You' puzzle is the strong sense of a captivating storyline. 'Miss You' is the younger brother to 2019 released Broughton vocal 'Miss Me'. Whilst both pieces of art share almost identical titles, the messages and the delivery of those messages could not be more contrasting.
Older sibling, 'Miss Me' is a transparent release of aggression from Broughton and was perhaps viewed as an opportunity to air some underlying questions circling in his mind. The most poignant and abrupt question posed during 'Miss Me' is "if I died tomorrow would you miss me?"; this line sets the perimeters for the rest of the track to follow, and the message certainly does not sway.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have 'Miss You' delivering the heartfelt, emotional message of "girl I ain't gonna lie I need you, by my side as we ride underneath these street lights, I need you by my side at all times, so I can confide and tell you what's on my mind, girl I ain't gonna lie I miss you". Broughton casts this introduction with tact, class and refinement.
As initially stated, Broughton is an artist who oozes with creativity and through utilising this skill has added an additional layer to the 'Miss Me' - 'Miss You' novel. This chapter of similarity can only be explained through the use of imagery:
The beauty of true art is that the connotations for each individual will be different. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you listen to both 'Miss Me' and 'Miss You', in that order, and create your own theories. You can do this by simply clicking on the relevant artwork. Once you have dissected the 'Miss Me' - 'Miss You' story, please share your thoughts with us below, or, of course, on Instagram.
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