Kevan – Doors [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Raw, Dark, Sexy

Tell us a few things about your new EP Doors. What is the story behind it?

Doors EP is the first step of my solo career after more than a decade of making music. It’s just the beginning and I wanted to start off with important topics for me such as abandon, money, motivation and nostalgia.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

Call Me is very personal, even though I never make up anything in my lyrics. I hate lies, I hate when people be cappin’ in the lyrics, saying things they’ve never done or they don’t even think. All of what I write is raw, honest and most likely related to someone if I’m talking about a person.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

Yes I have many: if you like dubstep check MVMMOTH out, if you like Spanish R’n’B/ alternative I have Siempre Best or Veve Milah for you, if you like Italian music go listen to Enrico Nadai and if you like Alternative Pop Francesca Monte is going to be your first go to artist.
For some serious drumming look for: Daniel Baiolla, for EDM listen to Vursov, Luis Rodriguez, Juliann James and for chill techno listen to Raphael Karell.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Being able to pursue my artist career has always been quite hard.
We still live in a dimension where artists are not seen as professionals until huge success.
I really hate it and I hope I can change this sick vision that many people have towards artists and the music industry in general.
Every artist should become an entrepreneur at an early stage of their career and think big. This was the hardest part for me to figure out, it took a lot of sacrifices and time to be able to write, produce, release and promote my music.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Learn every aspect of your job, don’t waste any minute of your time, don’t chase or change for somebody and don’t look for shortcuts.

You’d give up making music for…

In case not making music could save lives, I would stop.
But until now it’s always been the opposite so I guess I’d never give up making music.

Thank you!

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