Theo Love

Black Artist Spotlight: Theo Love’s “Rescue Me” Out Now

 

In the climate of masks, protests and the eternal quarantine, Theo’s new single “Rescue Me” is the cure. He reminds us to stay strong and to remember that we are not alone. Local Austin artist Thelonious “Theo” Love released his latest single on April 3, 2020 in collaboration with Kate Priestley. This heartfelt song is laced with beats to guide a rough day back to tranquility.

Theo is never afraid to take risks in both his lyrics and his musical style. A combination of modern hip-hop and live instruments truly makes his music unique to the Austin scene. The vibe of the music along with Theo’s soothing voice work together in a harmony that could make a N95 mask melt.

The live experience is unlike anything else. Remember live music? Theo and his group have such synergy on stage you almost want to look away; as if you are watching a private moment between a small group of close friends. His recorded music is reflective of this energy and “Rescue Me” feels like you are inside the heart and mind of the artist.

Theo is more than an artist; he is an activist, a songwriter and, above all, an advocate for love. Now, more than ever the lyrics “still tryna get free, what do I do? What they say feels like chains to me” is an honest reminder of the struggle a black/queer person experiences in daily life. Theo’s response to this adversity: “I chose to be the example. Of life and love and love and love and love”.

There is something eerie about how a song can capture an emotion so specifically. Almost as if this song was created for a time of strife… to keep us humble and keep us together.

-        Magz Baillio

Photo Credit: Theo Love’s Facebook Page