Daily Distraction: 'Paint' with Columbus MC Joey Aich

Bands to Watch alum and Carried By Six rapper releases summery new single

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Joey Aich in cover art for new single "Paint (P.4.L.)"

Back in March, Columbus rapper Joey Aich was up on his feet, getting ready to "Pass Go." Today, Aich is reclining on his back, in a more reflective mood. 

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New single "Paint (P.4.L)" plays like a hot, hazy summer daydream, when you know there's more to come, but for the moment you're content to ponder and plan for what's next. For Aich, those reflections manifest like a colorful self-portrait: "I gotta work on myself/Gotta work to be free/Gotta paint."

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The new track, which was produced by unknownphrazes, also should ring true for anyone who remembers that Groundhog Day vibe of the early part of the pandemic last year. "These days just days/My life in a daze/From Monday to Sunday it's all haze," Aich raps over a smooth synth backdrop.

Give "Paint (P.4.L)" a listen via Bandcamp below.