Chuck Strangers shares the third and final early offering, “Feelings,” from his forthcoming album A Forsaken Lover’s Plea. The single is accompanied by a Noah Porter-directed video, which finds Chuck on a somber and contemplative night in LA. “Feelings” details some of the heavier subject matter on the spectrum of experiences captured in Chuck’s new album as he raps through reflections on tough times in his past.

The single follows previously released songs “A Forsaken Lover’s Plea” and “Ski’d Up,” which was produced by The Alchemist and is another instance of the Brooklyn-born emcee at his most candid, weaving together stories from his already-formidable career in hip-hop.

On A Forsaken Lover’s Plea, Chuck is the singular architect of his sound from both sides of the boards, outside of production assistance from friends like The Alchemist, Animoss, and familiar guest features from the likes of Joey Bada$$, Erick The Architect (of Flatbush Zombies), and Remy Banks. The album’s title serves as a metaphor for Chuck’s own relationship to being a hip-hop artist and making music, equating his passion for music to a tragic love affair. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea expands on the career-spanning self-reflection that Chuck framed his project from last year, The Boys & Girls EP, where he chronicled his own experience falling in love with making music again. His new album captures a wider spectrum of his experience as an artist, detailing both the joys and the pitfalls of life as a musician.

Chuck’s progression into the spotlight as a fully-fledged artist, rather than just an architect behind the boards, has been a calculated and organic journey that began with 2018’s Consumers Park. Having taken lessons learned from his years at the center of the Pro Era braintrust and developing them into subsequent projects like his 2020 EP, Too Afraid To Dance, and his project from last year, The Boys & Girls EP, Chuck has shaped himself into a standalone voice in hip-hop. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea punctuates that step forward with a personal statement that demonstrates the full breadth of his talent as a rapper, beatmaker, and executive producer, piecing together an album from start to finish that’s a reflection of his personal renaissance as an artist falling back into love with rap music.

Chuck Strangers by Jack McKain

Chuck Strangers
A Forsaken Lover’s Plea
Lex Records
March 15th, 2024

1. Richard Pryor
2. Dead Vines
3. Close Calls
4. Sermonette
5. Ski’d Up
6. Too Afraid to Dance feat. Remy Banks
7. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea
8. Sunset Park
9. Polish Jazz feat. Joey Bada$$
10. Feelings
11. Crusaders
12. To All the Girls
13. Home
14. Ali’s Roti Shop
15. Grasp feat. Obii Say
16. Some Flatbush… feat, Erick the Architect
17. Count on My Love


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