Oahu master melodist graves dropped a pop-turns-trap tune “I’m Fine” (ft. EZI), via Alpha Pup Records, off his upcoming extended play—Far From Here. Less than a month ago, graves’ flip of What So Not & San Holo’s “If You Only Knew” (feat. Daniel Johns) appeared on the Not All The Beautiful Things (Remixes) record alongside the legendary AC Slater and 12th Planet. Kayne West, Kehlani, Kid Cudi, Justin Bieber as well as Big Sean selected graves’ Christian Mochizuki to engineer eminent bodies of work. Bbno$, Boombox Cartel, KRANE, Rickyxsan, TYNAN, MYRNE and Hex Cougar collaborations propelled Mochizuki’s career forward. “I’m Fine” swaps simple strums and future bass buildups for trap horn/brass lead breakdowns.
“This project is a reflection of my spirit, my mental and my emotional frameworks,” said Mochizuki. “It was so inspiring to work with so many talented people who are as sad and fucked up as I am.”