Quick Thoughts: 81355 (pronounced “Bless”), a collaborative trio of Indianapolis based veterans Sirius Blvck, Oreo Jones, and Sedcairn Archives, dropped its single Hard 2 Find last week alongside a video directed by Pace Rivers. Individually these artists are expressive and unapologetic, something quite common in the raw sound of the Indianapolis music scene. Because of this, their styles blend effortlessly.
Sirius Blvck leads the charge, with powerful lyrics that combine quick flows with witty meaning. Sedcairn Archives blesses the chorus with a distant chant, leading the listener to a point of bliss before returning for Oreo Jones’ verse, which is peppered with even more intricate flows and subject matter. Together, the trio create a raw, expressive, and unique sound that’s representative of hip-hop’s counterculture. This song will take a few listens before the punchlines fully come to you, but with how refined the song is it’s worth the multiple listens. Stream on Spotify: