Written by: Kemdah Stroud and Faisal Omar
Family love and life lessons guide the highly anticipated song, "Broad Shoulders", by Taylor Bennett; featuring his big brother Chance The Rapper. A beautifully delicate symphony breathes life into the introspective thoughts shared by the Bennett brothers. Over mezzo piano laced production by LudLow,
Taylor and Chance trade verses of pure poetry about growing up through adolescence and the importance of family. Reflecting on growing up feeling lost amidst chatter and strife, Taylor and Chance remind us that there's always a greater force of divinity in play. "Broad Shoulders" provides a reality check comprised of inspiration and hope: keep reaching for the sky, as it's the only way to foster wisdom.
"Broad Shoulders" not only titles this track, but serves as the title of Bennett's upcoming project; featuing a diverse line-up of familiar friends, and new talent. As Donnie Trumpet, Joey Purp, Max Schneider, and King Louie all offer a helping hand in a project; Taylor plans to deliver "a very live project" that we all should be excited for. The Bennett collaboration couldn't be more timely, as Taylor prepares to release the "Broad Shoulders" project, and for his headlining show at Lincoln Hall. Simultaneously, Chance continues to embark on his musical genius, which recently landed him a live performance on Stephen Colbert. Also, Chance the Rapper also will become the first unsigned artist to perform as a special guest on Saturday Night Live, next month.
"Broad Shoulders" not only gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Taylor's upcoming project, but also rekindles Chicago's soul in a way we haven't seen in decades. Take a thorough listen to "Broad Shoulders" below, and grab your tickets to see the spectacle Bennett presents at Lincoln Hall.