'when i was seven' is a powerful piano and rap driven autobiography of growing up in a broken household. Through the song's narrative, we hear the artist recounting his childhood, and slowly understand the struggles of the mother in trying to and eventually leaving the family - but also the artist, left behind to pick up the pieces. Reminiscent of eminem's 'mockingbird', the confessional tone of the song draws listeners in and lends itself to repeat listens.
Yams nails it with his tight production and effortless lyricism in When I Was Seven, taking listeners through the pain, revelation, and struggle of his personal trauma. His bold vulnerability and ability to craft a visceral narrative makes him one to watch out for. I can’t wait to hear more!
i think it's always hard to be honest with yourself. but when i listen to this, to yams– i want to be honest with myself and confront my fears.