Mending What’s Broken: Odes for Stalwart Days and Fearless Nights is Flint, Michigan lyricist Prox Centauri’s project second full-length effort.
The eleven track release is steeped in deep, polymathic lyrics and atmospheric production that aims to instill a sense of courageousness and solidarity into the listeners. The collection of pieces is a symbolic representation of Prox’s many cumulative hours of existential development. Regarding his motivations for this outing he stated that:
“My entire musical journey has been about growth and prosperity. The goal for me has always and will always be inspiring others to evolve mentally, spiritually, emotionally and financially. Self-discovery is my top priority and I want to invite others along for the ride via my musings. Mending is a postcard of sorts, giving my listeners a metaphorical snapshot of each layover I have been inhabiting in-between releases.”
With exceptional guest appearances from Chicago’s Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Author and psychedelic researcher Martin W. Ball, Shoetuber Mike the Compass, and produced by Yondo Music, the Michigan product has crafted his most diverse and ambitious creation yet.
Press / Reviews
"Over a piano-heavy boombap beat, Prox both goes a bit existentialistic and keeps it real about his journey while also discussing the duality of man. It’s a beautiful song/visual that’s catchy as well as thought-provoking. The chorus may get stuck in your head just as much as the lessons he’s preaching on here." -Speed on the Beat on Leitmotifs.
"Flint, Michigan’s Prox Centauri showcases his talent for penning sincere, thoughtful, life-affirming rhymes on this thoroughly engaging and expertly-executed album release." -Ryan Proctor
via Old to the New
"Melding the interplanetary with more earthly concerns, this track and others on Mending What's Broken provide thought-provoking momentum via his adroit literary lyricism. With macro insight and micro precision, he approaches the topics and themes on "Hedonism" and "Margin Calls" from rather philosophical perspective, dissecting his subjects to make for dope dissertations." -Gary Suarez
via Cabbages Hip Hop