Cigs Inside: Pioneering a New Frontier in Electro-Hop

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We’ve stumbled upon a trio that’s carving out their own niche amidst the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant scene. Enter Cigs Inside, the enigmatic electro-hop outfit hailing from Boise, Idaho, whose latest single, “Don’t Know Where To Start,” is a tantalizing glimpse into their forthcoming full-length album, “BlickyBlam.” As we eagerly await the album’s arrival on September 15th via Mishap Records, it’s time to dive into the world of Cigs Inside, a group that’s undergone its own journey of self-discovery and musical evolution.

With a sound that’s as eclectic as the varied influences they cite (think JPEGMAFIA, Kumo 99, grouptherapy, Playboi Carti, Post Malone, and 100 Gecs), Cigs Inside has continually pushed the envelope of experimental hip-hop. Their sonic experimentation is a compelling mix of electro-pop, breakcore, and R&B, all wrapped up in modern production and analog instrumentation. It’s a sonic concoction that defies convention and refuses to be pigeonholed, a testament to the trio’s fearless exploration of the musical cosmos.

But “BlickyBlam” represents a pivotal moment in Cigs Inside’s sonic odyssey. In a return to their roots, this album dials back the production, opting for a minimalist approach that lays bare the raw emotion and lyrical depth that has always simmered beneath the surface. It’s a bold move for a group known for their genre-blurring production, yet it serves as a reminder that sometimes, less truly is more.

Their latest single, “Don’t Know Where To Start,” offers a glimpse into this stripped-down approach. The chorus hooks you immediately, but it’s the vocals that might warrant a closer listen. While they certainly carry the energy, a more refined touch could have elevated the track even further. Nevertheless, “Don’t Know Where To Start” is a testament to Cigs Inside’s resilience, a sonic battle cry that echoes in the face of self-inflicted chaos.

As we look ahead to the full “BlickyBlam” experience, it’s crucial to remember that this album is more than just music—it’s a journey through the minds of its creators. Cigs Inside takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of living recklessly, navigating the intensity of mania, and confronting the insecurities that follow. With each track, they peel back another layer of their collective soul, inviting us to join them on this cathartic voyage.

But the auditory exploration doesn’t end with the album. Cigs Inside has much more in store for their fans. Their music video, released on September 1st, was a visual feast that complements the experimental nature of their sound. With the album releasing on September 15th, fans can also catch Cigs Inside live at their release show, an event that promises to be a celebration of music in its purest form. Here’s the link to get your tickets, because experiencing their electrifying energy firsthand is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

So, as we eagerly count down the days to September 15th, when “BlickyBlam” drops in all its unapologetically raw glory, let’s remember that Cigs Inside is more than just a band—they’re a testament to the boundless creativity of the Pacific Northwest’s music scene and a beacon of hope for those who’ve ever dared to wreck it all, only to discover that a comeback is not only possible but inevitable.


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