This weeks DiSCOVERY 'Track Of The Week' champion, who has overcome all obstacles in his way to become king, is Brighton-based musical genius - 'Ceezlin'. The crown is firmly lodged on Ceezlin's skull in honour of his immersive, indulgent, and purifying record - 'Obstacles'.
'Obstacles' was released during the dying embers of 2018, as the title track for Ceezlin's third solo project. The weight of being a headline song, has at times proved to be crippling, however, in this case 'Obstacles' bench presses the entailed pressure as if it were thin air, and completely fulfills its remit of leading the way for the rest of the album to follow.
One severe potential repercussion of fielding such an impressive opening anthem, is the fact that should following tracks not perform at the same standard, the project risks being caught out, and the innings in listeners' ears being cut short. On this occasion, the stated scenario could not be further from the truth. Throughout the totality of the 'Obstacles' collection, Ceezlin provides fans with first class consistency, and vast complexity.
The 'Obstacles' song itself, is a cleansing, sobering spectacle. Ceezlin's transparency throughout the duration of the 6 minute masterpiece forms a magnetic-like bond between artist and listener, which is stunningly powerful. Ceezlin raps openly about alcohol abuse, and stresses the need to wean off the drug in order to avoid being surpassed by competing artists. To put this in stronger perspective, please see the relevant quotation below:
"Obstacles in your way, you want the best for your life and you spend every weekend off of your face. The competition won't wait, someones taking your place. They can watch the throne, but I'm going to take my seat and eat grapes."
It can often prove simple to provide admirable advice, however, tough to adhere to your own words of wisdom. Although it is not clear whether Ceezlin today lives by the inspirational words quoted above, what is absolutely crystal clear, and measurable, is that should Ceezlin have been modelling himself on this message during the ascendence of his album release, it was highly effective as he has created an incredible collection of music.
Sometimes the only way to elevate an already impeccable piece of music higher is to add another dimension, however, it is imperative that this addition is executed with the same finesse, or it risks spoiling the existing, mouthwatering broth. In a fearless attempt to better the already great 'Obstacles' track, Ceezlin produced an accompanying short film; this video has been completed with equal care, and is a simply phenomenal watch. You can do so by clicking the link below:
Once you have watched this Ceezlin work of art, we are convinced your appetite will be whet, and you will be gasping for more of his captivating content. With this in mind, please see additional recommended Ceezlin videos below. (All recommendations have links attached)
Myself To Blame - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Still to this day, our favourite ever Ceezlin song)
The Way You Love Me - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Reflective release on relationship trauma)
Good Time - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Upbeat, party anthem)
Hard to Get It - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Stripped back, intimate track)
In closing, we are super honoured to have written about Ceezlin, who is undeniably one of the biggest talents in the UK, however, also one of the most under-appreciated, which as you will know by now, is what DiSCOVERY is all about. We hope that this will only be the beginning of working with one of the South coasts finest.
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