Without speaking any words Sean J let’s his thoughts and emotions be heard clear as day on his instrumental LP Drowning. Thanking Mac Miller in the credits for “Everything” Sean J kicks off the instrumental LP with vocal snippets from the late legend. Detailing his advice and critique on overthinking over a subtle but haunting instrumental with ominous keys, a deep ambience, and hard hitting drums we get the ground work for an album that has the emotional depth fans of Mac’s music gravitate to. Movie snippets weave in and out as the proceeding tracks go from a laid back boom-bap lofi aesthetic to the dark foggy abstractions of ‘Liberation Of Oyster Bay’. Sean J crafts soundscapes that conjure up an interesting assortment of emotions, from the melancholic to the fantastical. ‘Millenial Dating’ is expansive and ethereal, a curve ball perhaps purposefully thrown from the given title. The drums on ‘Drowning’ are a defining staple, cemented into the forefront of each track with a dusty but forceful grit Sean J amplifies the boom-bap recipe while combining in a mystical element with his non-percussive instrumentation. ‘On The Ropes’ has a vocal sample that is chopped into the indecipherable but maintains a strong emotion tucked behind heavy lofi kicks, snare and trap hi hats. The title track is a compilation of audio snippets intertwined with lush reverberating meditative pads and keys. ‘Tartar Sauce’ is the most directly defined clear glimpse of light, an upbeat chopped sample with an ease juxtaposed with signature gritty hard drums. In just 9 tracks Sean J paints a vivid picture, a picture worth the thousand words not spoken but felt on this instrumental LP.