Streaming platform and app, Audiomack, links A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie with a 9-piece orchestra, once again, to create another “Trap Symphony.”
Staying true to the same sound as the original cut, the rapper revisits his platinum hit “Drowning,” which is the last of the three songs performed alongside the orchestra. Audiomack previously released his takes on “Say A” and “No Promises” earlier this year.
The performance starts with the original’s memorable piano line. Maintaining a high level of energy throughout the entire video, A Boogie sings the first two verses of the song while giving the musicians some shine at the end.
“Trap Symphony” was created for artists to “prove that they can go toe-to-toe with classically trained musicians and create something that is sonically beautiful and unique,” says Audiomack CMO David Ponte.
“The concept of Trap Symphony began in 2014 when my partner and [Audiomack CEO] Dave Macli and I were feeling especially enlightened while listening to Migos. We recognized how talented they were and wondered how their music would sound if backed by a professional orchestra. Although we joking at first, we couldn’t stop talking about the concept until we finally hit up Coach K and the 300 Entertainment team and pitched them the idea. They were extremely receptive, and from there it took off. Growing out of the success of the Migos production, and fans’ constant buzz for more Trap Symphony’s, we eventually pitched the concept to frequent Audiomack user A Boogie and his team at Highbridge the Label. Though Boogie has a deep catalog, the one song we all agreed on was “Drowning,” which has the perfect composition, with its lively piano and strings. The Musical Director and composer John Clearly added a few additional layers to give the song a richer depth.”
Back in 2015, Audiomack recruited Migos for “Trap Symphony”, who performed their hits “Hannah Montana,” “Handsome & Wealthy” and “One Time.”
“Drowning” is A Boogie’s highest-charting single and features Kodak Black.