Audio: wifisfuneral – “Back Ache”
The Florida Native Gets Explicit On The Latest Single from His Upcoming Album pain? & Teases New Single With a Live Performance of “All In”
“[wifisfuneral] displays an impressive array of verbal acrobatics, showing off masterful breath control and a rapid fire flow.” – Pitchfork
“He’s synthesized the regionless, borderless world of the internet age from which he takes his name, while lacing it with a narcotically addictive flow and a distinct ear for melody that’s allowed him to develop while others stagnate.” – NOISEY
“The young rapper has a wide range of skills, from agile raps and bass-heavy tracks to dark and moody slow-burners, and his unpredictability is part of his appeal” – Pigeons & Planes
Pivoting away from the cerebral rhymes on which he made his name, wifisfuneral has thrown himself into a new melodic artistic direction. Today, wifisfuneral shares “Back Ache,” a bite-sized tale of sexually explicit shenanigans. Crooning over a moody guitar line and bouncy syths, wifi tells his girl exactly how he likes it. Wifi shifts from brisk rhymes to melodic hooks and even nods to Future’s “Where Ya At?” flow, with a quick burst of rhymes in the DS2 hit’s fashion. “Backache” is the latest single to come from his upcoming album pain? – out Friday, August 28th via Alamo Records.
Teasing fans with an unreleased song from his upcoming project pain?, wifi shared a live performance of “All In” last Friday, August 21st. Tackling a chilled-out, piano-led beat, wifi broods over his rapid rise to success and navigating the doubt he’s faced along the way: “my city’s callin’, they ain’t love me when I was ballin’ / I had to treat this sh*t like it was all in / now I feel like this sh*t is fallin’.” Connecting his new melodic direction with the crisp flow he is best known for, wifi closes his eyes to deliver brisk bars and soulful belts in the secluded studio space.
Fully integrating melody into wifi’s cerebral songwriting, pain? finds the 23-year-old rapper crafting infectious hooks and expressing the deeply-felt emotion reflected in his lyrics. The project is home to well-received recent singles like the expansive lo-fi pop gem “Lost In Time“ ft. Coi Leray and ride-or-die anthem “End Of Story.” PAIN? marks the start of a new chapter in wifi’s career.
Wifisfuneral has been consistently feeding his fans with new music over the past months, including the dark and metallic “ColdAsIce,“ released in March (518k Spotify streams) and the Cris Dinero-produced “idk.“ Earlier this year, he teamed up with veteran rock band Buckcherry to update their 2006 hit “Crazy B*tch,” and appeared on “Beretta,” a hit single by wifi’s fellow Floridian $not (17 million Spotify streams). pain? is the follow-up to the Ethernet series, comprised of albums Ethernet, Ethernet 2, and most recently EV3RYTHING SUCKS, wifi’s December 2019 EP, which featured appearances from YBN Nahmir and Ratchet Roach.
Buy/stream “Back Ache”: http://smarturl.it/BackAcheWifisfuneral
Watch “All In” performance video: https://youtu.be/oLCRkK4RO68
1. Lost In Time ft. Coi Leray
2. End of Story
3. What It Is?
4. Guy Like Me
7. Take Me Away
9. Front 2 Back Side 2 Side
10. Ocean ft. Smoove’L
11. All In
12. Day Switch
13. Screw Up
14. End of Story (Pt. 2) ft. Mariah Angeliq
22-year-old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 700,000 followers on various social media platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s independent projects Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) and When Hell Falls (January 27, 2017) reached #69 and #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts respectively, resulting in a label deal with Alamo and Interscope Records. His major label debut mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, received critical acclaim, with two of the tracks earning placement in the Spotify’s coveted Most Necessary playlist. His latest mixtape, Ethernet, was released in June 2018 via Alamo Records. In 2018, wifisfuneral was officially named to the XXL Freshman List and reached #1 on YouTube’s trending chart. In 2019, wifi headlined two nationwide tours, released two follow-up EPs to Ethernet, and collaborated with Robb Bank$ on the Conn3ct3d project.
Bio, photos, music, and more for wifisfuneral can be found at www.audibletreats.com/wifisfuneral
“Back Ache”: http://smarturl.it/BackAcheWifisfuneral
“All In” Performance: https://youtu.be/oLCRkK4RO68
“Lost In Time” ft. Coi Leray: http://smarturl.it/LostInTimeWifi
“All Bones”: https://youtu.be/IHa63es_PyI
“It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!” ft. Ratchet Roach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2I02ZG3iqQ
“What You Made Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hEn4ZT6QXU
EV3RYTHING SUCKS EP: http://smarturl.it/ev3rythingsucks
“Peace Sign” ft. YBN Nahmir: http://smarturl.it/wifipeacesign
Ethernet 2: https://smarturl.it/ethernet2
“Alone As A Facetat”: https://youtu.be/9t2a0gp5g5E