Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Gabriel Teodros, host of Early on KEXP, is "Case Départ" by Missy D, a 2022 single on Birthday Cake Media.


 
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written by jasmine ALbertson

Canadian “femcee” Missy D stands apart from a lot of her peers for her dexterous ability to flow in both French and English. Her latest single, “Case Départ,” shows these skills in incredible form, with only a light, bouncy hip hop beat floating behind the vocals that carry the song by cleverly subverting a French nursery rhyme. The track comes out ahead of an upcoming EP entitled Case Départ. It will be released on Friday, April 22.

"The project will touch on childhood, nostalgia, grief, homesickness, longing for others through the pandemic, and pushing through the overthinking moments and celebrating the little steps you make," the MC said of her forthcoming EP. "That forward motion. This is just the beginning of something special.

"It all starts somewhere, so here it goes, let me reintroduce myself. My name is Missy D, Je m'appelle Missy D, and here is: voici Case Départ. I started rapping in French when I was 11. This art form has taught me so much, even a whole language (English) in which I rap constantly now. But let's embrace the source, the beginnings, and where it all started.”

Watch the black-and-white classic hip hop video directed by Michael P Vidler below.

 

 

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