‘2 Ways’ IS OUT NOW
Meet UK rapper EBN, an artist on a journey to better people’s perspectives in life through his music. In this written interview, EBN talks about how his personal experiences and struggles have influenced his music, the inspiration behind his latest single ‘2 Ways’, the message he hopes to convey to his listeners, and more. He also gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming projects and collaborations, and shares his advice for aspiring musicians just starting out in the industry.
For those just being introduced to your music, who is EBN?
An artist on a journey to better people’s perspectives in life, pushing through unconfutable experiences, to have a better way to live and thrive, my personal experiences have led me to pursue a path and to not look back.
How has your personal experiences and struggles influenced your music and style?
They have influenced my music styles in so many ways because I’ve used music as an escape from dark times and come to realise it’s not going anywhere, and I need to embrace it and pursue.
Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your latest single ‘2 Ways’ and how it came to be?
There was a lot of inspiration in this song because I feel like a lot of music out today doesn’t talk about real things and can’t connect to the music in a much better way doing this. A big part of ‘2 Ways’ was thinking about how important the little decisions we face in life can affect us so much in the big picture.
What do you hope your listeners take away from ‘2 Ways’ and the message you’re trying to convey?
I hope that anyone hearing actually thinks about the lyrics and the true meaning behind the words so they can think about what to do in situations they relate to. Doing this will help them better their lives and gain a deeper understanding.
How did you come up with the concept for the music video and what was the process like shooting it?
The concept of the music video came because I thought the song was longer than a standard length for a song to be, I wanted it to be a more focused shoot, so we set up a couple things in the background and got filming.
What is your creative process like when you’re making music? Do you have any particular rituals or routines?
I just like to be alone in peace usually to a view, so I get focused.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and how have they shaped your sound?
The majority of my musical I influences come from the oldskool hip hop era with people like Eminem, 50 cent, 2pac, Biggie smalls. A more recent artist that has helped influence my music would be Bugzy Malone because I like the meaning he puts into his music and his message.
Can you give us a sneak peek into any upcoming projects or collaborations you have in the works?
The next song on the way will be called ‘Back 2 Back’ with a nice London skyline background and just going in on a beat. Can learn more by going to my Instagram.
How do you see yourself and your music evolving in the future?
I’m not completely sure, but I think that is part of the process, I’m just focused on self-improvement to better myself and others.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians who are just starting out in the industry?
I would say make sure you are dedicated and willing to put the time into it and be prepared to be unconfutable and face a lot of adversity but just keep pushing and evolving to better yourself.
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