By: Shamus Hill
What better way to bring the month of June to an end than with some new tunes from Garrett Merk. Coming at you with a wondrous Hip-Hop offering, "Slipknot" rests as this Brockton native's first release of 2021.
Recruiting the production talents of Jon Glass, Thomas Forbes, and Roy Fontaine to bring this song into existence, Garrett was gifted a phenomenal instrumental to float atop. His style of rap is of a very soothing nature, helping to put an emphasis on his anecdotes that revolve around childhood, family, and personal growth. Consistently filling his catalog up with raps about popping wheelies on a bike, playing sports, and heading to the corner store to buy some Big Bursts, a listen through "Slipknot" will bring you back to the carefree days that surrounded us during our youth.
What I love the most about Garrett Merk is the effortlessness that comes paired with his music. Nothing feels forced in even the slightest bit, with bars "leaking out of [his] head like a faucet". The nearly three minute runtime of "Slipknot" encapsulates this very sentiment elegantly.