Darkness I Am is back with a heavy hitting album ‘When Darkness Falls’. The new album is reflective of Darkness I Am’s personal journey through his lyricism and dark production.
We catch up with him on the process of putting this very important album together.
For those who may not have heard of you, please introduce yourself?
I’m Darkness I Am, I’m coming out of Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota
You were originally part of a rap group called ‘Man I axe’, since 2016 you have been solo – what’s the journey been like?
The journey has been a learning experience but overall great! I’ve worked with artists I thought would never get the opportunity to work with, working on my craft , consistency etc. Being solo ended up being the best move career wise.
Tell us about your new album ‘When Darkness Falls’ ? What was the process like creating it?
The process was long to be honest, I took my time making sure I get the message out and for it to be loud and clear. I also wanted to show how diverse I can be doing all that while staying within the concept I’m creating.
Are there any tracks in particular that are personal favourites, or close to your heart?
I would have to say “falling down” it touches on everything that’s going on in my life doing shows, mental health, hurtful break ups, addiction to acceptance and determination listening to that song helps ground me and reminds me of how far I’ve come.
The album has quite a EMO feel to it, tell us about the production and experimenting with different sounds?
First I want to give a shout out to my boy Tommy G of braille beats but as far as production I worked with a few producers on this project and each one of them dialed into my sound I tell them concept and they go off that.
You speak a lot about your struggles with mental health. How has expressing yourself through music helped?
The beautiful thing about being a solo artist is you’re able to express your pain the way you see it. The thing about me is I have to go through it in order to be able to talk/write about it.
What do you want listeners to take away from your music?
That you’re not alone and it’s okay to not be okay, mental health is real and needs to be dealt with, struggle is real but keep fighting. Don’t give up!
Can we expect to see you perform anywhere soon?
As of right now everything is kind of in the air but my ultimate goal is to get a spot at the gathering of the juggalos and other festivals if you know tell them to book me!
Where can we find out more about your music?
You can find me on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, I’m on all streaming platforms.
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