By : Steph Lafume
4 min read
CalvinKleinCaterpillar has stolen the spotlight with his new 4 track sound pack “CaRHaRtt for a TOUR…for my imagination” and If you couldn’t tell by his nomenclature CKC is DIFFERENT, out of left field, and what the scenes been missing!
Who is CalvinKleinCaterpillar?
CKC defines himself as “A Nigerian-American Multimedia artist based in Boston, MA that creates spaces for both himself and others. The alias of “Calvin Klein Caterpillar” is a device to explain his general disposition: “Trying to grow to a beauteous butterfly yet feeling stuck. Never finding freedom or true acceptance but complacent in the luxury of what others see. Feeling seen yet unseen.”
Nigerian American= Naija! Automatically ain’t one to play with 😤.
Multimedia Artist= TALENTED AF MULTI HYPHENATE Artist
Boston, MA= LOCAL, UP NEXT
All together CKC is : A TALENTED AF Najia AMERICAN THATS UP NEXT!!!
Getting into the project, beyond the immaculate cover art (that is the spitting image of CKC, sparkles and all) we’ve got a four piece “sound pack” starting with BLACK PROPAGANDA MUSIC where CKC is in his bag and celebrating his squad accompanied by classy flutes, enthusiastic synths and a guest verse from Premo.Dee.
On WINNER’S CIRCLE, CKC is laid back and confident in his and his compatriots upcoming success along with the usual boastful verse from prodbytomo.
NOW I FEEL SEEN is a little bit more vulnerable with CKC expressing his surprise over peoples’ recognition but doesn’t fall behind in energy with an abrupt playful freestyle at the end of the track.
BLACC WISDOM TEETH is a culmination of the three with raw lyrics and ominous synths. Overall CKC is giving ~main character energy~ with this project and holding nothing back. “CaRHaRtt for a TOUR…” is a piece of work that can only be described as a tour de force, a labor of love. This project is refreshingly original, unique in its instrumentation, and definitive of what one should expect from a Boston artist. CKC is flexing the growth, experience, and gains from his previous experimentation to the now solidified sound he has discovered. Tap in and stream “CaRHaRtt for a TOUR…for my imagination” on all platforms now.
Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #150 September 2022
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