Fans of upbeat, smooth rap will find themselves falling in love with Lil T.O’s (quite literally) beautiful new single. Based in Pompano Beach and a old schoolmate of XXXTentacion, Lil T.O’s sound is quickly spreading across America and beyond due to his diverse tracks that he intuitively pieces together from songs that have inspired him, creating an accessible way in for those looking to dive deeper into the world of rap or an exciting new sound for those already rightfully obsessed.
His second smash hit ‘Beautiful’ features addictive hooks and sing-a-long lyrics that make it a true summer earworm. Despite his upbeat sound, Lil T.O has allowed himself to reveal his more vulnerable side through his songwriting, adding depth and an element of relatability to the track. Speaking about his experience with mental health and how he uses music to express himself, he said:
“Growing up I know I’ve always been sad and being a guy, you can’t really wear that on your sleeve. Then growing up, I just went through a lot of situations that just ultimately lead to me being where I’m at now… in a dark place. It’s like no matter how hard I try doing good, I’m still the bad guy in every situation and sometimes ignoring the little things don’t help. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression, I’d just keep everything to myself and I never knew how to express it better than writing it in music form”
You can listen to ‘Beautiful’ and all of Lil T.O’s previous tracks on soundcloud below and make sure to check him out on social media to keep updated with all that’s to come: