Picture yourself at a summer lake house surrounded by your closest friends — “Another Day in Paradise”, produced by ayokay with vocals delivered by Michigan-based Quinn XCII, captures this experience perfectly. A leisurely piano sets the scene, but soon transforms into a fusion of sounds, combining a mixture of hip-hop, electronic influences and indie acoustics as the bass drops. Quinn XCII’s melodic rap overlays ayokay’s sweet beats, which take us on a scenic drive through our adolescence. Traveling through the seasons, from summer to winter to spring and back again, “Another Day in Paradise” acknowledges the passing of time with blissful innocence.
It’s pretty fitting that this track is on Quinn XCII’s EP, Change of Scenery, as “Another Day in Paradise” takes us backward and forward all at the same time, capturing youthful independence at its core. Listen to this and more on Change of Scenery, and if you’re really feeling the summer vibes, check out ayokay’s “Kings of Summer” featuring Quinn XCII.