Nobody understood the assignment more this year than the Haisla duo SNRK. Life After leaves no stone unturned- substance use, depression, family struggles, police brutality, religion and racism, while also offering hope and introspective growth. The album builds upon their critically acclaimed catalogue while also offering a departure in the form of darker more experimental material, at the same time imbuing an irreverent sense of humour. The result is a sonic tapestry woven together with narrative flair and vibrant imagery- a delicate but ferocious balance between commercial and conscious hip hop. SNRK are building a movement, and Life After is their battle cry.
By Glenn Alderson
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