Written by: Joshua Eferighe
Rio Mutasim has been doing all the right things.
If he isn't at a local open mic, he’s headlining a show. If he isn't headlining a show, he putting out a video. And if he’s not putting out a video he’s dropping gems for tracks -- much like today.
“XOXO: A Story By Rio Mutasim” is the first teaser he’s previewing of his upcoming project The Richest Man In Babylon, due to drop sometimes this summer.
The Tresside artist really tap into his artistry, teaming up with his engineer and guitarist to craft the instrumental for “XOXO” himself.
The sound quality and presentation are as clear and on point as the conviction is Rio’s bars. Crooning over angelic acoustic strokes and heavy knocking bass, Rio delivers a love note with one of the most hypnotic melodies you will ever hear.
After dropping Tarantino Jolie , Selfish, Turquoise, and a host of other singles over the past few months, the Chicago native is truly finding his sound. And it shows. His rock and alternative influences, which are evidenced by both his song selection and style, makes him worth the listen and his hard work makes him worth the watch.
Make sure you check homie out and support.