It’s always refreshing when an artist expresses themselves freely and doesn’t take everything about their work too seriously. That’s exactly the case with Chicago native Tobi Lou who playfully incorporates animation and cartoons into his artwork and music videos to create whimsical worlds that draw you in and entice your imagination. But what makes Tobi Lou’s work so special, is the fact that despite the sprightly aesthetics, there’s a deeper message, a story to tell. This past summer Tobi Lou followed up his debut EP tobi lou and the Loop with the equally impressive tobi lou and the Juice which features contributions from the likes of DJ Pharris, Galimatias and Zack Villere.
For his COLORS session, Lou invites us into his magical world with a spectacular performance of “Orange”, a previously unreleased track. The mellow cartoon-esque production is minimal and serves as the perfect backdrop for Lou’s serene delivery, allowing you to digest each and every word, line, verse.There’s a subtle sadness to the track, but the synth-laden instrumentation strikes the perfect balance to give the track a light-hearted tinge. If you haven’t already, give tobi lou and the Juice a spin, but before you do that, dive into the cheerful performance of “Orange” up top!