As a substitute of boasting about being ‘flawless,’ ‘Ray Donovan’ star Sprint Mihok, along with his band Diz and the Fam, embraced that which makes him stick out on his highly effective monitor, ‘Flawed.’
“When falling in blind / you by no means get what you hope to seek out / you’ll by no means make me / the way in which you need me,” sings Sprint Mihok on “Flawed,” the brand new music from his group, Diz and the Fam. A profoundly haunting and private monitor, “Flawed” spins a story of somebody eager for a spot the place “an area to be, simply to be.” Over the somber tones of a piano, Sprint’s beat poet delivers a message in opposition to conformity, warning that “you possibly can’t dye your pink flag inexperienced / the belongings you anticipate by no means prove clear.” When joined by Sprint’s Ray Donovan co-star Kerris Dorsey, the music takes flight as their voices soar collectively on the refrain.
Whereas many recognized Sprint for his time reverse Dwell Schrieber on Showtimes’ Emmy Award-winning collection (which returned on Nov. 17), Sprint has cultivated a following along with his group, Diz and the Fam. A gaggle that melds natural beat craft, dwell instrumentation, and hip-hop infused rhyme schemes, Diz and the Fam’s music isn’t shy from confronting socio-political points. “Now I’m a younger man, searching for acceptance / When the raps got here and supplied me this necklace,” Sprint spits on “The Evil That Males Do,” an earlier launch.
“Chains to suggest, rep your hood, semper fi,” he raps. “Obtained a job? By no means thoughts, right here’s a gun, ever hearth? / … The promise of fame, the delight of a person / A conflict that’ll disgrace you inside with no plan / Heartland of the hood, your boots will probably be shaking / While you’re observing a life that you simply skilled to be taking.”
Music is greater than a ardour for Sprint. It’s actually remedy. Falling in love with the sound at an early age helped younger Sprint conquer his Tourette Syndrome. All through his life, he has skilled the total vary of typical signs, together with blinking, grimacing, head jerks, and shoulder shrugs. He additionally had vocal tics, like grunting, barking, throat clearing, saying phrases of phrases, and repeating different phrases.
His mom purchased him a drum equipment at age 7 or 8, and it was as if a lightweight turned on. “Enjoying drums makes use of the legs and arms and the mind, which helped get issues out of my system,” Sprint advised Mind&Life. Perfecting the timing of the leaping tics helped him develop rhythm. “These are the explanations I nonetheless make music at present.”