On Friday morning, September 18th, Jane street artist Swagger Rite continues his 2020 musical blitz with the release of his new single “Heart Broke Rockstar Sh*t”.
“Heart Broke Rockstar Sh*t” is a love song about Swagger Rite dealing with the heartbreak of losing his girlfriend to an intentional drug overdose. Swagger intones that nothing will numb his physical and emotional pain; he misses her and needs her back.
“I don’t need no Xanax pills/I don’t need no Ritalin/I need you/Girl; you’re my medicine,”
Swagger Rite is known for musical versatility and sharing his dualities with Toronto, often rapping about the juxtaposition in his life; success and heartbreak, hustling, and blue-collar work. Swagger switched lyrical cadence this year by transitioning to more melancholy music with POP elements and stripping back the authoritative tone from “Swagged Out Pedestrian”. Once resembling A$AP Ferg during the “Trap Lord” Era or early XXXTentacion; Swagger Rite tilts towards Trippie Redd in the release of “Heart Broke Rockstar Sh*t,” with live electric guitar hooks. Listeners are taken through a trippy, vulnerable, and sensual R&B dreamscape when combined with his lyrics.
Accompanied by the new single is a short film directed by Troy Crossfield, Sheronna Osbourne, and produced by Crossfield House Productions. The team elucidates Swagger Rite in a heartbroken haze, disconnected from reality through flashback memories.
“What can I say, she broke my heart, but I still love her. Ya know, Heart Broke Rockstar Shit”! Joking aside, my new track is meant to show a more vulnerable side of me that I don’t usually share, which to me is a really exciting part of being an artist,” says Swagger Rite.
Swagger Rite steadily creates, continually firing off new tracks as he gears towards his 2nd EP release later this year. Check out his most recent album “Swagged out Pedestrian” for a blend of bangers and slow bass.