Last year was an interesting one, to say the least! In spite of recent events, and the world practically at a standstill, things like music kept us all sane while the world stayed home. 2020 was supposed to be Roc Writah’s breakout: coming off electric performances at Baltimore’s Artscape and Light City Festival, he was poised to tour for the first time. After a Covid-related hiatus, Baltimore’s Roc Writah returns with a thirteen-song album entitled “Pisces.”
The EP released in March 2019, but the tracks have disappeared from all digital platforms, prompting Writah to remaster four of the previous songs, “Creep Squad,” “My Own,” “So Cold,” and “Don’t Play With Your Food.” The album takes a dive into nostalgia for fans of his music, but with much anticipated newer singles like “How” and “IYKTYK,” the sounds are fresher, newer, and more melodic. Roc Writah uses his voice as an instrument to create lush content. It’s different than what OG fans come to expect.
Above all else, after a trying Covid related detour, Baltimore’s Roc Writah is at peace with his evolution: ”Being open to growing, never putting myself in a cap allows me to create at my highest. I compete with my mind well before ever writing a song. My fear of judgment or being expected to do something a certain way, can never justify my art. This is me going completely away from the norm, and this is why you’ll love it. ‘Cause you don’t know what to expect.”