Rising Atlanta star, Willis The Lion has long been paying his dues in regards to self-realization and creating a sound that inspires you to look within. All of this hard work has rewarded him with an ever expanding fanbase and some pretty amazing opportunities, most notably his recent collaboration with Sprite, which aimed to shine light on African-American artists and creatives alike who are making waves in their respective fields.
In an ongoing effort to share his story with the world, Willis also debuted a hell of an album last year titled, I’m OK, I Think; paired with some eye-catching cover art courtesy of Yosnier, this new release embodied a deep and soulful vibe that would even get you moving on the dance floor. It’s safe to say it’s only a matter of time before Willis will be everywhere we look, but for now, it’s continuing to share new music and deep thoughts with listeners around the world.
In his latest release, “I Had a Bad Night” produced by Atlanta’s CLEW., Darius or Willis channels dark emotions and a struggle for control that seems to weigh on his mind. He alludes to his recent success with Sprite and the ongoing challenges that are sure to resonate with someone who has experienced troubles in their daily lives. What I appreciate the most about this track and many of Willis’ songs is the brief dialogue towards the ending, which sends a message of clarity and a soothing feeling that things will be okay. I believe this sort of music is important in healing as this world faces some tough times, and it’s ability to effect people in positive ways everyday. Stream his latest album and recent track down in the player below.