Alex Da Kid’s new album 000 CHANNEL BLACK is the first under his new moniker, _BY.ALEXANDER. His previous releases catered to pop and hip-hop audiences, while under this alias, he explores modern jazz. “TRUMPETS”—a standout single featuring recording artist 070 Shake—epitomizes this new style for the producer and songwriter. Toe-tapping, funky and fierce, the track features a steady piano, crisp drums, synths and bass—and, fittingly, …

070 Shake: I Laugh When I’m With Friends But Sad When I’m Alone

“I Laugh When I’m With Friends But Sad When I’m Alone” succeeds in delivering a wildly lovably, relatable experience while demonstrating New Jersey rapper/singer 070 Shake’s singular talent. Minimal production allows for the G.O.O.D. Music artist to shine with sharp, narrative-driven lyrics. Even the video plays into the track’s artistry. Simply put, it’s powerful.