There are many musicians out there and many want succeed at their craft. Many are willing change who they are for the money and fame. When we look at Wordsmith, what we see is an artist that will do whatever it takes it but will not compromise who he is for the fame and money. This can be seen in his music. He does not make the “popular stuff” but he is still able to make all and yes I mean all music lover relate to his music. You might be asking how is he able to do that? Well, he speaks from the heart, speak about real life and he keeps it creative. We are big fans of Word and make sure to plan on seeing a lot more from this artist and yes we will be following.
Wordsmith just released a new single from his album, “The Blue Collar Recital” called “Happy Hour the Universal Blackout” and yes we had to post it and sit-down with him to speak about the song. That interview is below, make sure to read, listen and go pick up the album.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
I chose Happy Hour The Universal Blackout as the next single off “The Blue Collar Recital” because with the holiday season rolling around alot of people will be partying and finding ways to relieve stress. Money is tight around this time for the average blue collar citizen, so having a theme song to something that is celebrated worldwide daily just felt right.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album?
This single is on the tail end of the BCR Album and comes after you sitting in gridlock traffic on your way home. Alot of people have regular happy hour spots they visit weekly with co-workers, friends, etc. so it was a natural progression getting to this record after a hard days work.
What was the writing process for the song?
I did BCR pretty organic, so I just stood up to the mic and figured out the hook first and laid it. I knew I wanted my flow to be somewhat double time, descriptive and catchy in certain parts, so I feel like I accomplished that.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
This is one of the few tracks on BCR where the message isn’t the main driving point. This record is more of something you can put on to represent a stress relieving moment in your life.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
Absolute insanity; I go nuts on this song and so does the crowd!
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
I don’t think so because I do such a wide range of music you really have to follow my career to understand the type of artist I am.
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
I’m planning to shoot this video in Texas sometime this month!
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
My motivation is to create music worthy of not just gaining a HipHop following, but an all genre following that appreciates my musical content. I am one of the few artists who does conscious yet commercial HipHop.
Fri Dec 6 2013
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