Happy Birthday Anthony Rory Tran also known as ART A Reasonable Truth. We are beyond excited to see that Centerpiece – his debut album – is now available online for streaming, download and includes an exclusive album art lyrical book with album purchase.
Physical copies can also be purchased soon for those who are looking.
Instrumental artists include A-Rhyme, Sonanze and Lenoxx – also known as Aaron Byrd, Mikhail Sinenko and Billy Burton. Photography by Victor Alarcon. Digital art book and cover by Tony Soto. Digital art images by Lance Olson AKA Kaiman Guy.
Also check out the new YouTube channel. Let’s go through the tracks and discuss them, shall we?
The lead single is full of energy and with a hip-hop pop chill cruising anthem, calling people the centerpiece shows how different many artists out there are and ART A Reasonable Truth is not exclusive talking up their own game, he wants to share it. The inspirational track paves the path for the rest of the tracks that make up a unique conceptual pop album.
This track will make you wanna bounce like a bunny with its bubblegum pop sound about seeing someone who makes you trippy but then also hits you with that acid. Such is life and even so this fun song is like happiness in a bottle. It’s also first of two tracks on the album that don’t include a rap.
A more contemporary hip-hop song mixed with some auto-tune and a dirty beat chanting “Yeah – I’m ready for it” puts the third single into full force letting us know that this is still the beginning and yes we are ready for it!
A song that sounds more like a universal pop song, “The Recipe” switches gears with melodies and raps that take us to private island vibes as the song describes being the recipe with so many flavors. Shortest track on the album, featuring Ayem is a pleasant surprise and it’s a memorable jam about being a mix – which ART and Ayem are.
Hits for days. This oceanic song will paint you a picture and take you straight to the beach with 100 Cali vibes. That reprise is also highly addicting. Prepare to be taken away to the waves of the Pacific.
That first verse electronically builds up and explodes into a club banger that takes you right to the dance floor. This single released on New Year’s Eve and is a jam for years to come. Want to bring the energy at a party? This is your song.
This song is catchy for all the right reasons as it deliberately makes fun of artists who are overly repetitive. ART makes the statement about how we can collaborate and make better releases in the mainstream even with people not caring about real collaboration and only being paper chasers. Love those bongos.
High energy fast-paced song about discovering life together with piano and electronic sounds building to a climatic reprise, it sounds like a video game as the lyrics want to take you to new territories leading to new zones.
The album takes a cool slow down to this ambient track that describes the world as a trip zone as ART wants to explore and vacation the world, taking you along with him. Interesting, yet beautiful, this song has several different sections which make this song not only very original, but a fun and mellow ride.
The last dance jam on the album, ART encourages people to show their bright exuberant souls with what we imagine will have a special dance choreographed to the hook. Those raps are insane too. It’s like “Centerpiece” introduces its cousin.
This dark castle piano closer takes a whole new turn as ART expresses how he wants to make his move in the movies once again and even saves some French for the end. The expression through poetry and the fact that this has no chorus also makes for a solid close to the Centerpiece album, proving a bit of what ART A Reasonable Truth can do. Isn’t that reasonable?
Anthony “Rory” Tran turns 30 today.