Detroit artist Choker has returned to deliver on a three-track offering in the form of his Mono No Moto project. Fusing elements of hip-hop, pop, and soul, the obscure Choker delivers on a breezy effort that effectively ushers in a new year of exposure for the budding artist. Speaking on the inspiration behind the new effort, Choker evoked photographer Pascal Maitre's work.
"There’s this moment eternized by Pascal Maitre; 3 Equato-Guinean girls standing side by side after their first communion," Choker tells The Fader. "Each is wearing a white dress & a distinct pair of colored sunglasses. For months I would return to the photo to take whatever it gave, often textural ideas, an occasional melody or chord. Eventually, the fragments came to be a whole & I had three projects sewn up, Mono No Moto being the first."