Skip Waiters‘ new project, Stream of Consciousness, serves as an outlet for the well-versed MC to let his emotions roam free. Comprising three parts, the album’s themes navigate through moments of self-discovery and real-life situations. Moreover, it focuses on what it’s like for an African American growing up in Toronto, CA. But wholeheartedly, Stream of Consciousness underscores the importance of putting your mental health first. “Download” particularly finds Skip returning for another therapy session. Sonically, the 16-track offering carries R&B, boom-bap, jazz, and trap production.
Most of the records on the LP contain an apostrophe that could symbolize a certain degree of significance to the underlying message.
Skip Waiters says about the project,
“‘Streams of Consciousness’ is about me as an artist and human trying to find myself and navigating life through therapy, conversations & song. I’m searching for understanding which I gain leading to the album’s last song. It’s a 3 part album to let the listener know that therapy isn’t a one-time deal and requires ongoing maintenance. The focus track, ‘Mothers Basement,’ is about complacency. Living under your parent’s roof comes with a comfort that could be crippling if you allow it.. lacking the motivation to chase your dreams because life lacks hardships when you always have your parents to fall back on.”
Thus far, Streams of Consciousness has amassed 600K streams, gaining the support of the Canadian Arts Council and Lafter.io.