Hailing from Atlanta, Dyar Elles drops his debut album ‘Faux Seasons’ and we speak to him to find out more!
What or who got you into Hip-Hop, and when did you first realize you could rap?
The radio got me into Hip-Hop. The radio was always a big influence on me growing up and I always loved hearing Lauren Hill, Common, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliot play on the radio.
I would say I learned I could rap when I was 13 and in the 7th grade. At this time I was already writing lyrics and using poetry as a method of self-expression.
Tell us a bit about your latest album ‘Faux Seasons’, what was the process behind creating it?
Faux Seasons is a project where I wanted to focus on the different seasons’ particular moods or vibes. Allowing the listener to tap into feelings we all hold close.
It started with an idea; that idea was connecting a mood or feeling to a season. From there I worked with my producer, Tobi, to find the appropriate sounds to match the corresponding season. Then I let the beat tell me what to write.
How do seasons compare to life, people, and relationships? Are there any lessons we can take from your lyrics?
I think in life there are things we love and hate, things we don’t understand, mistakes and regrets we make. I feel I do a good job of representing real-life experiences in Faux Seasons and I think the takeaway people will have is finding the beauty in all of the chaos.
What was it like growing up in Atlanta? Did you have a lot of musical influences around you?
I grew up on the entire East Coast living in places like Miami, DC, and New York. My grandmother and my mom both sang in a church choir and my grandfather played the guitar.
Where do you get your lyrical inspiration from?
Common, Mos Def, and Tupac
You’re in the process of shooting a music video for one of the singles. What concept do you have in mind and when do you plan on dropping it?
I am currently in the process of creating a visual video that showcases my lyrics with a collage of images that relate to each season.
What other music or collabs are you currently working on?
I am getting ready to release my second project “All Stars are not Suns”.
Listen Here to ‘Faux Seasons’ the debut album by Dyar Elles
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