Everything Over Everything Else
Though it’s been popularly defined globally thanks to a handful of artists, the Toronto scene has always managed to have a little of everything. Simultaneously dipping his hands in all the current waves at once — while maintaining his balance — Brampton, ON artist EverythingOShauN’s latest effort, Everything Over Everything Else, is a hearty platter of potential. His third body of work, and followup to 2017’s Almost Everything, this is a cohesive yet surprisingly diverse soundscape that EverythingOShauN traverses from multiple angles, as both a singer and rapper. With only a single feature by Clairmont The Second on the Xpress aka DJ XP-produced “Golden,” he moonwalks the thin line between mainstream and message.
Toronto producers 5PiECE and SLWJMZ co-produce one of the project’s standouts, “W.C.W.,” which is one of the project’s most infectious trap soul gems. The album’s highest high, though, is “Lowry,” named after the Raptors point guard. On the slow hypnotic instrumental, he explores his hunger for success at the expense of a committed relationship. Intertwining his personal journey into his music allows Everything Over Everything Else to beam with personality, even when it veers a little close to the flames of sonic mediocrity. With no major co-signs, the Brampton representer continues to illustrate why there’s no need to leave the GTA to find either talent or success. (GSX Music)
How does this compare to Almost Everything?
This release is more polished than the last one in some respects — it’s two songs longer, but it still feels more concise to me, and [is] a more fluid transition.
Where do you fit into the Toronto scene?
In this scene, I see myself as someone bringing a clash of always trying to say something important, but in a fun, vibe, smooth clever way. As more projects release, the versatility I can bring to the table will be more clear. I feel like I can fit quite comfortably with all the greats from our city creating great music.