Rising NC Artist Opens Up About New Ep “Williams Ward”
Tell us about yourself and your music
I grew up in the country but that doesn’t mean everything was rainbows and sunshine. As a kid, I always had a temper but when I got into playing the drums it was like a release. I never learned to read music, I always just play what I heard or what I feel. Music became my safe zone and a way for me to express myself when I feel as if I’m drowning in my pain.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My new project called “Williams Ward” is a four-part story of the year 2019. This was the year I had to find myself. I was so lost, depressed, angry, and paranoid to where I couldn’t control most of the things I did. I will be up late nights just writing out how I felt because I couldn’t handle holding it in. It felt like a constant battle with myself. Then an accident happened which lead me to be committed to Williams Ward Psychiatric facility, I .e My reason for my ep being named Williams Ward. I feel like this is MY way of telling my story and how my mental health affected me mentally, emotionally, and physically.
What inspired you to write this release?
Some people knew of my situation and mental health issues, who chose to use that to paint an image of me that was 100% false. The accusations made against me and the slander of my name… No one knows what I have to go through on the day to day bases, no one knows what’s it’s like so for someone to use that against me .. I had to embrace it, I had to finally talk about it. When I come to my mental health or anything regarding, I do not speak about or allow people to know any information. But who better to tell my story than me
Describe the writing and recording process
I can say I do my best writing at night. I’ll sit in my car or somewhere quiet for hours just listening to beats and connecting with them. If I can’t connect or feel the beat then I can’t and won’t write to it. As far as the studio goes … the energy has to be right, everybody in the room has to have good energy. Negative energy throws me off, horsing playing is a definite no because for me it’s like my office, where I work and make great things happen. You can’t do that in negative energy or if nobody’s focused.
Any plans to release a video?
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
My music is different. I try not to limit myself to just rap. I’m versatile and it shows in my music
Who have you been listening to lately?
A lot of Rod wave and a young boy. They are my favorite artist right now.
Who are your biggest influences?
I don’t have any influences. I know it’s weird to say but I never been a follower, I always did my own thing and never listened to just one artist or specific genre to say I was influenced by this or that person
Tell us about your passions
I’m very passionate about being successful. I love what I do. My music career means everything to me. If people don’t feel what I’m saying then my job is not done.
What else is happening next in your world?
I will be dropping a 4 Part Visual to my Ep to give the people a visual representation. It’s going to be epic and different. I can’t wait if it comes out how I see it in my head… it’s going to amazing
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