◊EMERALD-LANE consists of Orion “Sonny” Coates along with various artists such as Wow Jones (Bryson Tiller), Mike Moore (Kid Cudi), Joel Whitley (Stevie Wonder, Kimbra), Thomas Drayton (Childish Gambino), and Allakoi Peete. Collectively they are releasing a double EP titled C M C S in a very unique way. The project consists of RED EP and BLUE EP with one being the ‘grid’ version (modern electronic production aesthetic) and the other being ‘off-grid’ (timeless aesthetic).
Coates explains: “We want to offer beneficent products that provide beauty, insight, and cosmic-awareness. That’s done by initiating streams of information that help people to truly know themselves. With ◊ EMERALD-LANE, we want to redefine the culture’s approach to creating music. We forget that music is technology; it’s ancient, and yet it’s futuristic. We’re not entertaining as much as we’re consciously initiating programs and applications.” You can hear more of Coates thoughts on his podcast here which is self-described as a “cosmic-consciousness, activist podcast” set to music.
C M C S comes out July 8th but today, we have a special premiere for the RED version of “C M C S.”