Colin Munroe’s Unsung Hero Mixtape Now Available
For Free Download via Karmaloop.
Colin Munroe drops his free mixtape, Unsung Hero, today in partnership with Karmaloop. The release features Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA, Pusha T, K.Flay, Memoryhouse & Cassie. Munroe shines brightly on solo tracks including the soothing, electronically-tinged “Over It” and the song that is sure to become a personal anthem for many, “Fucking Amazing.”
While championed heavily in the urban arena, Munroe’s Alt-Pop sound brings together multiple genres as he handles songwriting, vocal, instrumental and production duties. You get a G.O.O.D. Music rapper laying down verses over a Goth Pop sample and a Canadian dream pop group on the same track as a Grammy-winning music producer and founding Wu-Tang Clan member. He exemplifies the diversity of music streaming through the headphones of listeners everywhere.
Leading up to today’s release, Munroe has leaked select tracks, which have garnered praise across genres. RCRD LBL says, “His R&B-infused stutter pop is a genre all its own: laden with crunchy bass bits, street samples, mainstream sing-a-longs and everything else in the kitchen sink that makes a great club grind.”
Complex notes on “Invincible” featuring Memoryhouse with production by RZA that “Munroe sounds right at home crooning over the moody, melancholy production, which rattles with its break-beat and Memoryhouse’s fuzzy guitars.”
Reviewing “The Fight of My Life” featuring Pusha T over a sample of “Tender Mercy” by London-based band Au Palais, MTV Buzzworthystates, “Set to an ethereal, hip-hop rooted track that wouldn’t feel out of place in a Bladerunner-type of haunted futuro setting or a SUPER emo-aggro Olympic training video, Colin’s hazy alt-rock pipes set the tone… it’s an inspired collaboration.”
Munroe has also branched into the EDM world with that track thanks to a remix by electronic duo http://uristocrat.com/2011/06/keds-for-brooks-brothers/. This Song Is Sick notes, “Munroe’s smooth dramatic sounding vocals contrast perfectly with Zeds Dead intense load of signature bass.” Additional club-worthy remixes are forthcoming.
Colin Munroe’s debut album drops early 2013 via Capitol Records.
The Fight of My Life feat. Pusha T
I’m Not Drunk feat. Cassie (Interlude)
Invincible feat. RZA & Memoryhouse (Produced by RZA)
Scars n Stars feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul
Not Love feat. Cassie (Interlude)
Your Eyes feat. K.Flay
Whatever Became of You (Produced by Boi-1da & D10)