Describe your sound in 3 words
Vicious. Benevolent. Wavy.
Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the story behind it?
Turner Allen, our audio engineer who is also featured on the song, at Timeless Recording Studios invited 380 Melo & I one night randomly for a late night session to hang out and see what we could make. We didn’t have any plans or vision of making anything, but came through to see what would happen. 380 Melo pulled up the ‘Amethyst Skies’ beat and all of us loved it. We all freestyled on the song until we had something cohesive on it, and it luckily came out amazing. We were in the studio that night until about 3 AM. It was also really fun to make because individually none of our music sounds like ‘Amethyst Skies’ so all three of us were doing something we didn’t usually do and had to step out of our comfort zone. And even though none of us made music that sounded like this, we ended up with something where our individual sounds meshed really well and created a huge Summer vibe. A lot of that mesh definitely came from the fact we were all already friends and it was easy to try something new in front of each other and get criticism and bounce ideas off each other in real-time while recording. It was definitely the most fun studio session I have had so far.
What is the main topic of your lyrics?
The lyrics are about a complicated relationship I was in where both of us were confused about what to do, and the lyrics are focusing on me asking her why she’s confused and that we can make everything alright if we choose to. It’s me questioning her decisions and what she wants to do next and telling her I know what I want is to move forward. 380 Melo and Turner Allen’s verses focus more on the “fuck you” side of emotion and how they won’t tolerate the indecision and move forward alone.
Favourite album of the past year?
My favorite album that came out this past year was probably Whole Lotta Red by Playboi Carti. My favorite album that I found in the past year though was Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols by the Sex Pistols.
What would you change in the music industry?
I would want to change the amount of transparency between labels and artists. I think artists now more than ever need to be highly educated on the music business as well as focusing on their art, but labels should also be more transparent and honest with how they conduct business and their contracts.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell him to continue not being afraid of what others think and do what you want. That’s the advice I’ve followed my whole life, and it usually takes me exactly where I want to go. I would tell him to stick to the path he’s on and don’t worry because everything is going to be fine.
You’d give up making music for…
Follow ibbi Too Vicious