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
Superb production and a clear talent for the art-form stand tall at every step on this incredibly eclectic yet firmly rooted and heartfelt project. Byron Bank categorically offers precisely the qualities that first ignited the spark in hip hop.
Strong is an interesting song for many reasons – not least the refusal to adhere to the usual trappings of work in this genre. It’s classic songwriting that has enough spice to mark it out as a thoughtful development on Mark’s previous releases.
With almost fifty seconds of pure musical introduction, I Done Came Down proves to be a creatively free-flowing, partly organic and partly industrial whirlwind of rhythmic chaos; the sort that toys with your head-space.
“I am challenging the listener to create their own perspective on what the songs really mean and look beyond the face value of the lyrics.”
Emman-Pelumi throws caution to the wind when it comes to genre, fusing and utilizing an array of influences and styles, offering a playlist that’s as eclectic as it is cinemati
Taking inspiration from the likes of Lil Peep, along with a more classically trip-hop-influenced aura, Dutch’s latest album is one that effectively fuses skills from his acoustic past with a deeply thoughtful and contemporary writing style – ultimately offering a strong remedy for the chaos and noise of the modern world.
Be There makes for a likable and thoughtful introduction to his work, but it also effectively presents a level of identity that listeners are likely to recognise throughout future releases.
Tanya Nolan and Kirko Bangz go big on this latest single, bringing through those soulfully smooth RnB vibes – alongside a string of lyrics and creativity that undoubtedly hit with a little more grit and attitude than the average offering.
Nature’s Child are likely to get you hooked to their sound pretty quickly if you were once in any way connected to the alternative rock bands of the nineties & early noughties. Think Brand New, Jimmy Eat World – the former in particular when it comes to this single.
Contrast is utilized well throughout this project, so rather than the jazz vibe just flowing freely, there’s direction & intention – there are subtle moments of weight & change that keep you interested & engaged.
Every song is different. But usually one of us will come to the other with a riff, or a verse, or a chorus, or just some part of a song, or even just a weird synth sound or something, and then we’ll both work together on making it a whole cohesive song.