‘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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Rishma Dhaliwal

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
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.