PREMIERE: Case Arnold Puts His Heart into ‘SO(U)L Theory’ LP

Life comes in cycles. One day you’re feeling up and the next, you’re at a new low. Similar to that, today we started off with the introspective album from Angelo Mota and then a great pick me up with The Lafayette Afro Rock Band. Now, it’s time to return to a more self-reflective space with Case Arnold.

The Clarksville, TN emcee produced many of the tracks on his new album SO(U)L Theory with very few features. It’s a collection of diary entries in a sense as Case recounts his life over the last few years. Through psychedelic trips, complicated relationships, and more Case endeavors to maintain composure. You can retrace all of these steps through the lyrics. The production reflects his study and love of J Dilla, The Roots, and Common.

Case Arnold had this to say about the project to us via email:

“The album represents the spiritual battle I was facing while making it the past few years. It’s a direct reflection of the state of mind I was in at the time. The overall concept comes from something I came up with when I was younger: If you remove “U” from SOUL, you’re Shit Out of Luck, and that concept started making its way back into my life as I was creating the project. The main themes really stem from battling to remain yourself in negative life situations, the journey of self-discovery, the idea of soul mates, and the process of trying to remain consistent.

As far as actually making the music, all of the production, features, mixing, and mastering all came from local family, except for one beat that the homie Shepard in New York contributed. But the album really is a family affair. No huge outside features or production. All organic from the hometown, which is how I wanted it. I’m extremely proud of the result and hype for people to hear it.”

You can pre-order the album on iTunes. For those in New York, you can catch Case Arnold at Paper Box on 11/10 with Tim Gent.

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