Preparing for the September 18th release of their debut Sempervirens album, Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics rapper/producer Opio and L.A. beat scene vet Free the Robots share "Psych Ward," a booming track that journeys through Opio's mind as psychedelics take him on a stream of consciousness that runs from social and political issues to paranoia.
The track opens with commentary from transpersonal psychologist Stanislav Grof.
“I often feel that people try to find solutions for problems by looking outward instead of looking inward,” Opio explained to HipHopDX. "I feel that self-exploration and self-realization are powerful tools to navigating the complexities of life."
"This track was originally made for an anonymous Psychedelic project I’ve been working on, but on a whim I thought it might be dope if Opio flipped it instead," Free the Robots added. "It worked, and turned out to be one of my favorite tracks; something that completely stands out on the album, and hip-hop in general.”