Listen Here 

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.

Sup­port Dark­ness I Am on Social Media 

Face­book | Twit­ter | Ins­tagram

Listen to more of Dark­ness I Am

Spo­ti­fy | Apple Music

The fol­low­ing two tabs change con­tent below.

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.