Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas, and Courtland Urbano. The group introduces a distinct and directive sound based in the context of its members’ Hip-Hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs, and old hymns.
The natural way Beautiful Eulogy came together parallels its organic creative process. As its members cooperated on various musical projects, they realized their chemistry and the opportunity before them to form a completely collaborative group that would emphasize a new gestalt — one that would allow them to steer away from a pure Hip-Hop trajectory, while holding onto its origins, and that would free them from the courses of their solo careers while applying their individual talents to a collective.
“We’re reinventing ourselves together,” the group says. Its members enjoy their creative freedom within self-imposed boundaries, by predefining their work’s message, sound and purpose.
AllHipHop.com first posted about Beautiful Eulogy back in January, when they first popped up on a benefit compilation projected entitled, King Kulture. The trio offered the title track on the project, and the music video we added to the post has cracked over 100,000 views with no albums out and via an indie label they run on their own.
Listeners may have also heard Beautiful Eulogy featured on “Misconceptions,” a track from Lecrae’s Church Clothes mixtape which has now been downloaded nearly 300,000 times. Beautiful Eulogy’s debut album, Satellite Kite, serves as a foundational prototype of the group’s approach and ambition.
The first sneak peak into the album is a short music video for the track “Entitlement” – watch it below:
Pre-order Satellite Kite on iTunes before the June 19 release date, and follow the group on Twitter (@BeautifulEulogy).
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