“The main values I want to bring to the music world are Originality, Transparency, Clarity and Class. You know, the ability to keep making and delivering something undiluted, music that doesn’t sound like someone else’s – standing out is the deal.
Devin Kennedy’s brand new single No Worries has been rightfully making waves online lately. His laid-back sound and heartfelt approach to writing and performance are capturing hearts far and wide. We were fortunate enough to bag an interview with the songwriter and artist, to find out more about his journey so far and his hopes … Continued
“I listen to music 85 percent of the day and I am always listening to different artists. Experimental listening is what helps me gain new perspectives and allows me to begin a project. I’ll take one craze and I’ll try to add my own touch.”
I try to show people there is always more than one perspective on the same thing. And there can be more than one feeling at stake at the same time. You can simultaneously love & hate someone, even though it’s contradictory & confuses you.
“I have had rappers brag about driving a Ferrari, yet, they text me asking me for $10 because they can’t afford to put gas in their 1984 Honda accord. I will never make fun of someone who is struggling, but I will call out those who are fake.”
“YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) is a grass-roots political movement that focuses on housing issues all over the United States and around the world. It is a reaction against NIMBY (Not In My BackYard), where a lot of affordable housing developments are being blocked by local governments, driving up rent prices and homelessness rates everywhere, especially around the major metro areas in the US.”
“I believe in the power of prayer; and I also appreciate sincerely expressed condolences when tragedies occur. However, sharing one’s thoughts and prayers after a mass shooting is NOT enough – we need to do more, MUCH more.”
“We are all family men, as in family is our biggest priority. We all have people that stand in this world alongside us, love us, and depend on us.”
“I can’t stop making music. I’m an artist. I don’t think I’d know what to do with myself if I wasn’t creating art or making music. I’m not good at fishing or golf.”
“We all started off somewhere, just don’t be ashamed if you’re not really buzzing right now and get the actual exposure you need. It’s what most artists lack.”
Following the release of his superb new album Drank & Bottled Up Emotions, we were blessed with the opportunity to interview artist and rapper Byron Bank, to find out more about his creative process, his thoughts on modern rap, and his hopes for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Byron – thanks so … Continued
“Someone I greatly admire once said to me ‘find what’s uniquely yours and cultivate it’, so that’s pretty much what I do.”