Album Review: Kimmortal – X Marks The Swirl

Monday 06th, May 2019 / 10:22
By Ben Boddez

KimmortalX Marks The Swirl
[Independent]

Vancouver rapper Kimmortal’s latest project X Marks the Swirl demonstrates her abilities as a storyteller with a series of tracks that examine aspects of her queer Filipino identity and spirituality.

Mostly backed by ethereal, contemplative synths and strings, it allows the listener to pay even more attention to the importance of what she’s saying. Her vocals are always the most interesting part, especially when she showcases some impressive speedy flows to accompany her lyricism.

Also in her arsenal is a fluttery, quieter singing voice that provides a great contrast to her up-front confidence in speaking about her experiences.

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