The midwestern alternative rapper who goes by the moniker Karras caught our eas with his new project entitled Owls. The body of work is a compilation of different versions of his single Owls which is a dark cinematic track that explores the concept of lack of privacy and underhanded surveillance by the government and corporations who seek to keep tabs on its citizens. The track produced by Stony D, has a gloomy aesthetic that fits Karras’ fiery flow and in-depth lyrical style riddled with vivid imagery and thought-provoking lines.
The rest of the project sees him working with a wide array of producers who reimagine the track in their own twisted image. The first one is the off-kilter “Owls (Psico Mix)” made up of solemn strings, dark synths, and punchy drum grooves. The “Owls (RaccoBeats Mix)” goes into a whole different zone with its bass-heavy and choppy aesthetic. 42BUZZ delivers two versions for the project with the first one being extremely gloomy with spaced-out soundscapes and trip-hop drums and the other has an atmospheric texture that sounds like a clip from a sci-fi flick. The final version comes from YungLxrd who ramps up the energy with suspenseful and layered pads and thick leads that slowly draw listeners into the mix.
Karras is a Midwestern alternative rapper whose singular style channels the grit of classic hip-hop through the lens of his off-kilter, surreal consciousness. With his feet firmly planted in two worlds, he merges the mystical and material, luring the listener into his lucid fever dream. Following the release of his debut album Karrasmatic on Nov. 27, 2020, Karras has been releasing a new single each and every month.