One of the most familiar faces in Alberta, Canada’s hip-hop music scene and well-regarded fixture amongst the city’s independent music scene, local native Shifty Eyes is no stranger to the industry. He’s been a music insider and performer for the past decade. Now, he’s set to release his new single “Beast.”
Produced byMillz “Beast” is the culmination of his evolution and an unmistakable announcement that Shifty Eyes has arrived. His relentless flow fueled by a combination of choppy lyrical deliver and anecdotes, “Beast” is a high-energy, go hard or go home type of track with rock-solid beats and heavy basslines.
The music video for “Beast” lives up to it’s name, featuring a ferocious feline actor, and weaving a compelling tale that highlights the darkness and ferocity in us all. Shifty Eyes had a hand in imagining the visuals for the music video and had help bringing them to life from noted music video director BPace Productions.
Shifty Eyes has a natural talent for working with words. Give him a topic, and he can freestyle about it. His natural affinity for language has led him to branching out from improvisation and towards writing songs as well. Naturally curious about the world around him, Shifty Eyes has sought out and absorbed knowledge about the music industry including skills like mixing, mastering, and engineering. The Grand Hustle Gang has been a huge part of his development as an artist.
“I embraced the shadows of my past to become the Beast.The mask under the masks we wear daily!” says Shifty Eyes about his process behind creating “Beast”.
“Beast” is the first single from his upcoming album, the release date will be announced in 2018. Shift Eyes is in the midst of planning a tour, during which he can showcase his engaging stage persona and audience engagement.
About Shifty Eyes:
Shifty Eyes is a hip-hop artist from Alberta, Canada. His struggles with finding his identity and recovery from drug abuse as a teen helped propel him towards music. He started by performing at shows in his hometown, which eventually led to tours across Canada and the US. A dynamic live performer who engages with his audience through contagious energy, he lit up the stage at SXSW in 2017. Mentorship and production from the Grand Hustle Gang, has allowed Shifty Eyes to discover his true musical style.