Chicocurlyhead – Modelo

As the weather gets warmer we all want to discover and predict the summer hits before everyone else, so that when it comes time for you to control the aux in the car with your friends, you can be the first to play that summer bop. Chicocurlyhead’s “Modelo,” with its’  perfect balance of a chilled out but upbeat, energetic sound, is most definitely going to be the song to play on that summer drive. His smooth, soft voice is perfect for a calm listen, but the bouncy rhythm and synth also gives you the opportunity to get loud and sing along. Because he was born in Panama but moved to America at 9 years old, Chicocurlyhead (or John Farrish) has been influenced by many different genres of music. He seamlessly blends Latin/Spanish music with indie, hip-hop, and R&B to create his own fluid, enticing sound. In “Modelo” we hear this blend in his use of acoustic guitar and piano paired with a more hip-hop influenced base and synth. With “Modelo” released just over a week ago, and it already being featured in some of Spotify’s top playlists such as “Fresh Finds,” it is the perfect time to jump on the train early and add it to your personal playlist. Chicocurlyhead’s unique, seductive sound will without a doubt blow up in the months to come.