Brooklyn-born and LA-based MC and producer, Chuck Strangers announces his new album album A Forsaken Lover’s Plea today, out March 15th via Lex Records. As the first offering of this next creative phase for Chuck, he is also providing the first taste of the full-length project with its title track and an accompanying visual directed by Jackie Radinsky.
Produced by Graymatter, “A Forsaken Lover’s Plea” sees Chuck take the form of a lovesick romantic, broken-hearted by the end of a recent relationship. Throughout the song, Chuck reflects on how much of himself he had invested in that relationship though elements of his pride stopped him from transforming into society’s version of an idealized romantic partner noting “…too G to take a knee, still I gave you all of me.”
A Forsaken Lover’s Plea is primarily produced by Chuck himself, outside of assists from friends like The Alchemist, Animoss and more, as well as familiar guests like 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 earlier this year The Boys & Girls EP around, where he was falling in love with making music again. His new album captures a wider spectrum of his experience as an artist, chronicling 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 earlier this 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.