Prince Albert rapper/producer Jonathon Karabekian releases a new single, “Dog”, the first track from his upcoming This Robot Can Move album and an incisive expression of doubt and the never-ending search for one’s place/purpose in life.
Music Written and Produced by Ganga Beats, the Country/Rap crossover centers Karabekian in the first-person narrative, telling of a fractured yet surprisingly upbeat, pre-nihilistic phase.
“I never believed in magic, but I know what love is” Karabekian rhymes over the smooth kick and crisp acoustic guitar, before reminiscing and making an ode to personal strength and self-discovery. Karabekian questions whether or not his confusion with the world is the result of a missing deity, an all-too-common reality that he seems to dance around with razor-sharp focus in this heartfelt narrative.
Of the song he says, “It’s something that’s been said a thousand times before, don’t take anything for granted. It’s easy to misbelieve in permanence, everybody wants something that’ll last forever. Whether it be their relationship or job or maybe even something as small as moment, everybody wants it, so it’s easy to forget how frail it all is.”
This Robot Can Move is due out July 2nd on all major streaming platforms.
****Photography by Adam Meng****