Toronto Afrobeat. - Listen to PapaRaZzle: Story for Days
posted 12 Apr 2019 by Krister Axel
PapaRaZzle gives us his very best with this yearning look at all that is possible.

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Bringing a unique Afrobeat flavor to the underground electronic dance scene in Toronto, Story for Days by PapaRaZzle features a strong personal meditation on the power of inspiration, and the universal sense of hope that informs all of art. It has a smooth jazz-inflected component, an RnB cadence to the electric piano track, and the requisite kick-drum syncopation.

There is a warmth of tradition and ceremony to the elements of self-elevation that are present here: the idea that patience and hard work together can build anything is important to nurture. And then who can’t relate to an impromptu pep-talk from your mother? That’s love, right there.

This funk-filled meeting between smooth lead vocal, brassy lead synth, and a son-clave backbone creates a riveting yarn. PapaRaZzle gives us his very best with this yearning look at all that is possible.

PapaRaZzle is a recording artist in Toronto. Story For Days is a stripped-down meditation about his struggles and ambitions living in the city. This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist