Mick Jenkins uses his inner tension as a point of inspiration on his new eight-song album Or More; The Frustration. He released Or More; The Anxious in November and the current album follows as the second one in a series. Producers Thempeople, Mistermojo and ENG Creation handled the album’s sonic palette. Contrived trap rappers and fame are some of the topics attacked by Jenkins’ pen.
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Mick Jenkins announced his or more…the frustration EP today on Twitter. He shared a release date of “a day or 2 or 3 more” after tweeting about his career frustrations. Jenkins released or more;the anxious last November and it was the first one of his #OrMore series. The music from the series is inspired by Jenkins’ need to be unrestrained by any particular method in his creative process.
Mick Jenkins’ Or More; The Anxious mixtape is seven sketches of musical ideas leading up to his next album. His statement about the project describes the mixtape as a creative piece outside of other’s people’s expectations. He says,
“Or More is a project series involving musical ideas and concepts that are currently inspiring the album’s creation process. As creatives we live in a world of time constraints imposed by illusive industry standards, anxious demands of appreciators, or even our own self reflections. #OrMore is a smaller context of this larger pool of thoughts.. a world of exploration removed from the confines of a particular method. Its my way of sharing the beauty in Indecisiveness. Sometimes we have to make music to locate the true music within our being. The first hones in on the ANXIOUS.”
Jenkins’ debut album The Healing Component was released in 2016.
Mick Jenkins acknowledged Halloween with the song “Vampire In Brooklyn.” The title is an obvious reference to Eddie Murphy’s 1995 film and Jenkins is a fan. It’s Jenkins’ first output since “A Layover” from months ago. Last year his debut album The Healing Component was released.