RESPECT Premiere: Chicago’s Squeak PIVOT Drops “Good Water” Featuring the Soothing Vocals of Sundé

The Chicago hip-hop Renaissance is fully upon us, and yet another group of talented artists from the Windy City have offered a contribution to the culture. More specifically, avert your attention to Westside producer Squeak PIVOT, and Chicago import by way of The Congo, Sundé. As part of “Squeaky Clean Sundays,” the PIVOT Gang member dropped the track “Good Water” yesterday via his SoundCloud, an inaugural collaboration, he says, that’s one of many.

“The whole process behind this track was very beautiful and organic,” Squeak told RESPECT. via email. “I’d only been working with Sundé for about two weeks at that point, and one thing I noticed about her is how quick she comes up with ideas. She goes in and lays down a hook and a whole verse in about fifteen minutes.”

Recorded at Chicago’s Classick Studios, the track sports Sundé’s vocals landing softly upon shifts of spastic maracas and bongos. Squeak’s production on the track flexes a nuance for proportions, each separate sound settling in it’s own light, accentuating itself and then giving way to Sundé’s gentle airiness.

“It​ ​was​ ​my ​first​ ​time​ ​working with [Classick’s] Cole​ ​Kruggel​ ​and​ ​Squeak​, ​yet everyone’s​ ​individual​ ​and​ ​intricate​ ​contribution​ ​to​ ​the​ ​track​ ​is​ ​what​ ​brought​ ​out​ ​its​ ​‘delicate​ ​hip​-hop’​ ​sound,” Sundé admitted.

The track refers back to an earlier time in the artist’s life when she was living in the The Congo, a country entrenched in a civil war.

“Being​ ​born​ ​during​ ​a​ ​civil war​ ​in​ ​Congo​ ​and​ ​later​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​a​ ​refugee​ ​camp​ ​with​ ​few​ ​relatives​ ​as​ ​an​ ​adolescent​ ​directly connects​ ​with​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​this​ ​track,” she told RESPECT.. “During​ ​the​ ​writing​ ​process​ ​I​ ​continued​ ​reverting​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​unseasoned thoughts​ ​of​ ​a​ ​younger​ ​me​ ​living​ ​under​ ​the​ ​conditions​ ​of​ ​a​ ​refugee​ ​camp​ ​while​ ​simultaneously​ ​being​ ​and​ ​maintaining the​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​child.”

Too poignant to pass up, this track marks the first of many according to Squeak.

“There’s a lot more Squeak production on the way,” he promised.

Check out “Good Water” below, and stayed tuned for what’s next from both of these artists.

Follow Squeak on Twitter @squeakPIVOT. Follow Sundé on Twitter @_sundemornin.