Check The Mail: Postcards Will Arrive June 23

Published on 4 June 2024 at 21:07

The cold will soon unleash its icy gifts. Read more below.

     New Jersey-based rapper Sanity is set to re-release his acclaimed album Postcards From Siberia on June 23, 2024, in affiliation with MorningStar Records. This isn't just a reissue. It's a transformation. With four new bonus cuts, a reordered track list, and a full remaster, the album is reborn.


     Postcards From Siberia is a journey. It's a dive into the cold, both literal and metaphorical. Sanity uses the frigid backdrop of New Jersey and Upstate New York to explore themes of isolation, resilience, and the harsh realities of life in these places. These regions are not known for their warmth, neither in weather nor in social interaction. Sanity’s lyrics cut through this chill, revealing the struggles and fleeting moments of beauty within. The album opens with a stark reminder of these cold environments, punctuated by clips from documentaries about icy locations. These serve as metaphors for the social landscape Sanity navigates daily. It’s a clever touch that sets the stage for what’s to come.


     Sanity’s recording process was intense. At Homefront Studios in Essex County, NJ, he meticulously crafted each track. It was a process of constant revision, reflecting his dedication to getting every detail right. This isn't just music; it's an intricate narrative woven through each beat and bar. Take the track Bush Era Babiez, for example. This cut delves into the lasting impact of the Bush-Cheney era. Sanity draws parallels between the political turmoil of that time and the struggles of today’s artists. It’s a reflection on how those years shaped a generation, leaving scars that are still felt. The title nods to Da Bush Babeez, a 1990s group known for their raw, unfiltered take on hip-hop. Sanity's verses here are a call to remember and a challenge to move forward.


     Then, there’s Really Really Hated. This track is a deep dive into the many faces of hate. Sanity explores personal experiences of disrespect, jealousy, and the pervasive influence of envy. Each verse peels back another layer, revealing the complexities of human emotion and societal bias. It’s powerful and unflinchingly honest.


     The new bonus tracks add even more depth to the album. They’re not just additions; they’re expansions of the themes already present, offering new angles and insights. The remastering brings out nuances in the music that might have been missed before, enhancing the listening experience.


     Postcards From Siberia is more than an album. It’s a statement. It’s Sanity’s way of saying that even in the coldest, harshest environments, there is beauty to be found. There is resilience. There is hope. June 23, 2024. Mark the date. This re-release through MorningStar Records will take you on a journey through the cold, showing you the warmth that can be found within. It’s an album that demands to be heard, felt, and experienced.


View and Pre-order the CD here.

View and Pre-order the LP here.