B0r0s – PRIMAVERA [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Rxndomosity: Our sound is ground-breaking, defiant and natural. everyone nods

Tell us a few things about your new work “PRIMAVERA”.

Eli Rozas: PRIMAVERA is our debut album that infuses each member’s inspirations and backgrounds to make a unique sound. When coming up with the concept, we wanted to use the seasons as a metaphor for stages in our lives. PRIMAVERA is the youthful stage of our lives, where we’re all going through our own journeys finding our place in the world. And as in real life, the album doesn’t have a consistent vibe to it, there are songs you can equally get lit to as much as sit down and think. I feel like there is something for everyone in there for whichever stage in their journey they’re in. I also think our sound becomes more defined as we get more comfortable working with one another, reinforcing certain musical and lyrical skills and getting out of our comfort skills.

Leo ‘00: I think that sums it up perfectly.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

Javi G: on our track “BLOOM” I have a verse where I really open up about my past and dealing with depression and all that stuff. If I had to pick a single lyric I’d probably go with “Man he used to hate the world for the way it made him feel
Like he wasn’t even real
He just needed time to heal
Cause he hated everything about him, like his fucking skin
Cause he was teased, being darker than his fucking kin”
I really open up about all the self hate I used to deal with and just not liking the person I see in the mirror because of the way that people treated me. It was something I had never really talked to anyone about, not even my therapist laughs

Rxndomosity: My most personal lyric on the album is in the opening track “HOLLYWOOD” In the song I ask myself hyperbolically if we are wasting centuries of time. My lyrics can get very introspective to the point where I wear my insecurities on my sleeve, but this is the most honest question I had for myself when I wrote it. Wondering if we can put ourselves out there and get a reception from a building fanbase is thrilling, but also scary. Nonetheless, I know I have my boys to see through whatever we have set in mind.

Who is your favourite beat maker and which rapper’s flow do you enjoy the most?

Javi G: For me personally, I fuck with all the stuff that’s been coming out of the BROCKHAMPTON camp in the last 4 years. All that stuff has been super inspiring for me personally. I’m a big fan of Romil Hemnani and as for flows, Matt Champion is sick.

Why is sexism, and even outright misogyny, so pervasive in Hip Hop culture?

Rxndomosity: Fuck toxic masculinity, fuck gender roles and fuck hate. We’re here on this Earth to spread love and positive energy. everyone nods in agreement

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

SRLO:I be making designs on my free time for merch or just in general. I love creating something that I think is refreshing and a take on something else. Paying homage is incredibly cool to me and inspiring others will always be something Id want to do. Then showing what I create to other people and seeing their reaction really warms my heart, if they like it of course (everyone laughs)

Javi G: I like listening to music. I just listen to new music or artist that I love and finding new inspiration through them.

What would you say is your biggest vice?

Rxndomosity: My biggest vice is caring too much about how people will view me. I think everyone can benefit from making their own mistakes and learning from them free of judgement, as long as they aren’t hurting anybody. Music allows for an outlet to express ourselves without worrying about any kind of judgement.

Javi G: I think for me it’s wanting perfection. The reason I like working on music as a collective is that there’s always somewhere there to bounce ideas off of. So back when I’d do music solo, if the idea that I had didn’t turn out how I’d wanted to I’d get pissed off and just give up on it. But now as a group, whenever I reach a dead end creatively, I feel like there’s always someone there to keep it moving.

Thank you!

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