Modern-day bluesman C.S. Armstrong unveils a brand new performance video for his latest single “Own Two” today.
Ensconced in a blazing ring of fire, he sings with incendiary spirit. He delivers a powerful, passionate, and poignant performance of the track highlighted by fiery falsetto on the uplifting affirmation, “I never leaned on another man. I learned to live on my own two.” Fusing southern soul and West Coast flow, he asserts himself as classic voice for a modern world—in flames.
Upon arrival, “Own Two” immediately attracted critical applause. In addition to plugs from HipHopDX and more, Rated R&B described it as “a hip-hop soul anthem that celebrates independence,” and HotNewHipHop raved, “Armstrong’s nostalgic vocals capture a vintage vibe as he reflects on the concept of duality.” Simultaneously, it continues to gain traction on streaming platforms.
Recently, the modern-day bluesman also teamed up with none other than Black Thought of The Roots for “Welcome To America” from the Judas and the Black Messiah Soundtrack. Attracting critical praise, The New York Times highlighted Armstrong’s “gritty vocal choruses.”