Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Jerome”?
Jerome is my imaginary friend. I mean, he’s real, but in my imagination, he’s also my friend.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Haters. Haters. Haters. This song was inspired by the people who hate things.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
Evidence directed this video, and he is easily the most easy-to-work-with director I’ve ever worked with. Possibly and likely because he’s also a rapper and he knows firsthand how to communicate with rappers.
The single comes off your new album Mi Vida Local – what’s the story behind the title?
Album is a concept album about my local life.
How was the recording and writing process?
It was sexy. Lots of nudity. Real talk.
What role did Minneapolis play on this album?
Minneapolis played every role on this album. Creatively and figuratively and literally.
What aspects of life and death did you get to explore on this record?
This album juggles some of my thoughts and feelings towards death and mortality. But not from a fear based perspective. More from a space of intrigue.
Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Minneapolis and my immediate surroundings inspired every single one of my lyrics on this album.
Any plans to hit the road?
We leave this Friday (Oct 5th) for a full tour of the galaxy. 7 planets, 7 continents, 77 countries, 777 cities.
What else is happening next in Atmosphere’s world?
Smoking weed and making money. And healthy bowel movements.