The Underachievers won’t be updating their Patek with diamonds, even in the event of a prosperous return, on their upcoming album After The Rain. The first sampler to make the rounds via SoundCloud is the lead video single “Seven Letters,” released fifteen hours later as a visual story. The video conception plays out like an unsolicited game of phone tag taken up by Issa Gold, AKTHESAVIOR, and all the demons they hope to chase away.
“Seven Letters” is thereby a deeply personal for the rapping-duo, in which they open up about their respective struggles with depression. Issa Gold and his partner AK hope the song will inspire others in the same position to seek help any which way possible. In an interview with Complex they outlined their hopes for the single, and their all-encompassing return project slated for November 2nd. AK, who is after all a self-appointed “savior” hopes his message of deliverance those who need it most.
“It’s like an alternative route we’re presenting them. How we got away from our depression and our addiction, he told Complex via phone conversation. “We’re sharing our point of view on how to get up out of there, instead of, like Issa said, just dwelling and taking drugs, or whatever the case is. There’s another way to get out of that.”
I’ve been the victim of depression
But killing myself is foolish
Though I contemplated existence
But never go through with it
I was gifted to the Earth to spread
Call me lil Cupid
Mended broken hearts
Show them the truth and watch ’em lose it.
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