Indie hip-hop artist Trishes has released a stream of “Animal,” a song that has been creating a lot of buzz in the hip-hop indie crowd. Trishes has been writing and performing since she was a child growing up in Trinidad. After moving to the United States she went to school at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she graduated with a degree in songwriting and music business. Since then, she has been earning her keep on the road, touring across the U.S. and Canada and playing at showcases such as SXSW, NAMM, and Canadian Music Week as well as opening for acts like Neon Hitch and K.Flay.

Of “Animals” Trishes comments, “The first half of my 20s was a war between two parts of myself that lead to depression and anxiety. Freud calls them ‘the ID’ (the primal self) and the ‘super ego’ (the spiritual self). I created Trishes as a way for me to understand and express this duality, and ‘Animal’ was the first step in that process. I wrote it almost entirely in my head as I wandered through museums in Washington D.C., struck by the faded artifacts secured in sleek glass casings – a symbol of our primitive existence trapped in a city that represents our modern ideology. I felt an uncomfortable kinship to the ancient relics and it helped me understand my own turmoil. We are both spirit and animal and the human struggle is a navigation between the two.”