Hi De’Andre, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you for having me! I’m doing very well just trying to stay focused and busy and moving this thing forward.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Party Time”?
It’s really just a song that was made to push that vibe of having a good time and letting loose and having fun. Just a hype fun song. Positive vibes.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I was just on a night out in my hometown of Nashville and just was getting drinks and vibing out to music and people watching and just feeling good and having a good time. Then I got home and was listening to beats and I heard that particular beat and I just let my thoughts roll and Party Time was the end result.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There aren’t any plans at the current time but I am working on different things behind the scenes and coming up with some ideas and visuals so I’ll present those ideas at the right time.
How was the recording and writing process?
My writing process is usually a different animal in itself generally but this song in particular was a fairly easy one to write. I already was feeling that vibe and it came together really easily. Recording is the fun part and where it all comes to life. For me it’s a very focused and precise process but one that I would say is one of the things I’m better at.
What role does Nashville play in your music?
Nashville has a huge impact on me in general because it’s home but it being music city and knowing that you have so much music competition and you have to really love this in order to take all the lumps that come with it. It’s a tough business and being in Nashville doesn’t make it any easier but I wouldn’t want to do it and make it anywhere else. Absolutely love it here.
How has Lupe Fiasco and Ludacris influenced your writing?
Well those among others inspire me greatly. I love music and those are some of my favorite artist and listening to music that I like and artists that I like just helps boost my own internal creative ideas and helps me catch a certain vibe if I’m looking for it. Those 2 artists in particular resonated a lot with me as I was finding my way and the lyrics and everything that they have produced and the longevity all just push me to be better.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Absolutely and I plan on it being sooner rather than later. I really would like to release new music the rest of the year so you will be hearing a bunch of new material and ideas coming up for sure.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
I have a mental date but things are pretty fluid right now. I want to get it out as bad as people want to hear it so I will definitely try to get things in motion as soon as I can. I’m excited for the new phase of music and excited to finally share it.
Any plans to hit the road?
Of course that’s always a part of the plan. Granted with everything going on in the world currently that will depend on many different factors, but I will definitely be doing more shows and performing when allowed and the timing is right.
What else is happening next in 2Four’s world?
Just really trying to do a little more of everything. I am really focused on building my fan base and getting my music in front of more people and to get out there more. I have a solid foundation set now and it’s time to start really building and growing.
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