My Mississippi brethren 5th Child is back with another LP, Pianos In The Dark. Like the title implies, it’s quite…darker…than his previous efforts. The album has a consistent theme of 5th battling with the mid-20s transition into adulthood and self-sufficiency after college. It’s a take that we don’t hear quite enough and one that is handled eloquently throughout the album.
Pianos In The Dark captures the confusion, frustration and determination this recession era causes this mid-20s generation to feel. But let’s not forget: 5th Chizzle is a bonafide monster on the mic and he proves it with tracks like “Name Right”:
“My name is ringing bells and kicking doors open/ you testing me, you showboatin’ in a froze ocean”
Yep, he’s still got it.