Paintings Below is the concept album covers created by Reid Gardner.
Reid Gardner, more commonly known as RG43, is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario who has started to build a noticeable fan base over the past two years. The artist’s debut release was a single titled “the chase” which was released on April 2nd, 2021. Since the release of the chase, RG has not slowed down one bit and has continued to work hard behind the scenes, releasing two projects within 8 months.
RG43’s newest project “Mountaintop Music” was released on all platforms on March 4th, 2022. The project is an EP featuring 4 unique pieces of music that have been carefully selected for a deeper meaning. “Mountain top music” is a large change sonically from anything the artist has released before and features experimental and genre-bending tracks that have elements of Country, Folk, Alternative R&B, Pop, and Emo rap. The ep starts with the song “summer’s end” which was released as a single on February 18th,
2022 along with a music video as part of the ep rollout. The song details the struggles people face during the cold winter months and the heartbreak of a failed relationship. “Summers end” starts with wind sound effects which signify the changing of seasons and cold weather approaching. The first lyrics are: “Summers end feel the wind as it spins closing in winters coming back again winters coming back again”. Those lyrics allow the listeners to feel the change of the seasons and set the vibe perfectly for the rest of the ep.
The second song on the ep “How many days” is a song about two people that have feelings for each other but a relationship never forms between them. The guy doesn’t want the relationship to get in the way of his career and the girl is waiting for the guy to make a move. This track has a very unique song structure and does not have a repeating chorus which in today’s mainstream music is practically unheard of. With that being said the song could be interpreted as a love letter over drums. The instrumentation in this song is also very unique as it features multiple layers of distorted guitars that take the listener inside the mind of RG and allow the listener feel the emotions RG feels.
The third song on the ep “Freeze” brings the listener to a snowy mountain in the heart of winter. The name of the ep stems from the content matter of this song. Freeze tells the story of a broken relationship where the guy can’t love himself enough for the girl to love him so she eventually leaves. This song covers darker themes of depression and
self-hatred. The lyrics “ Feed me to the wolves let them all be full and free up my soul oul oul oull” really speak to the sad nature of the song. In those lyrics above RG is saying the character would rather see the wolves eat than live because he feels as though he is worth nothing. In the end, He feels as though he is a burden to everyone and begs for the girl to leave him despite knowing that she is the only one that can save him.
The last song on the ep “20 seconds/match” is the only song on the ep to not feature drums. The song has a very slow guitar that is paired with soothing soothing vocals to create the perfect outro. The song starts with the character saying he wants love even if he knows it’s fake and has a very sad undertone. The song continues in this manner until the beat switches.
In the second half of the song “match”, the character seems to be enlightened and comes to the conclusion that he can love himself and the girl he was hurt over is in the past. This is a much more positive RG than seen previously on the tape and lets the listener see the light at the end of the tunnel. This half of the song wraps the project up wonderfully and leaves the listener feeling happy and hopeful for the future.
All in all, this is a very impressive work from an artist so young and displays a great amount of progress from RG’s first project “INDEX”. I’m very excited to hear what this young man comes up with next as I feel as though his creativity and dedication to the craft will take him to new places never heard before and his love for music will continue to be reflected in his work and bring a positive energy to the world.
Earthworm Lean is a true definition of a hustler in the music industry
Tell us a little about yourself?
My name Earthworm Lean coming out of Clayton County, GA. Making music always was a hobby for me. Telling on a beat how i do, a gift i refuse to let go to waste. We might can’t talk about it one on one but i for sure can put it in a perspective in a song.
How would you describe your latest single?
Step on you saying I’m not forcing my hand no more. Realizing how far I came in life and just valuing yourself. It’s okay to feel conceited.
How did you get started in the music business in the first place?
Watching my Pops as a kid. Just being around him when I was young seeing it gave me the stride.
How did you come up with your artist name?
Playing spades and I got dealt a bad hand. In the midst of me celebrating cause i set who i was playing i said “I get it out the mudd like a earthworm. Im gone make something out of nothing everytime” And my name already Lean so I just threw Earthworm in front of it.
How long have you been in the music industry?
About 4 years
When can fans expect the visuals for the single?
Who are your inspirations in the music industry?
Everybody. From underground to mainstream everybody come up different. That’s that little piece of hope that kept me pushing this long.
How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
I usually punch in. But if i am writing i can stick to the subject more. I can deliver a lot more punchlines
Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?
Yeah . Florida for sure. But a 90 day run.
What are must haves when your in the studio working?
Lemonade, my smoke. Just me and the engineer in the lab. A crowd distracts me.
What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?
Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?
Dopeboy RA, Future, Lil Baby, Big Moochie Grape, RodWave, Yung Mal, and Ne-Yo
What’s your all-time favourite song?
How i been by NBA Youngboy
Hiphop Artist Jordan Williams and His Unique Music Style
Music is an art form that uses sound to create an emotional response in listeners. It can take many different forms, including pop, rock, classical, and hip-hop. Artists who create music are known as musicians, and they can be solo performers or part of a band or ensemble. Musicians use a variety of instruments, such as guitar, piano, and drums, as well as their own voices, to create and perform music.
Music is a powerful form of expression and can evoke a wide range of emotions in listeners. It has the ability to bring people together and create a sense of community. Many people find solace and comfort in music, and it can also be used as a form of therapy. He is trailblazing the way for hip hop/Rap and house music to merge here in the U.S. to bring both genres to the future.
The world is ready to be fully conscious and in the future. He did a radio interview for CJRU in Toronto for his 4 track EP back in 2020. His music was played on Chile electronic radio station. His biggest challenge was steeping outside the box and really do something new. Everyone is quick to judge the final product without realizing what I took to bring me here. He over came that weight by dedication and the fear that someone else wants his dream.
He wants this genre that he is creating to be the blueprint for the music in the future. Starting with hip hop/ rap. And next year he sees himself touring and showing the future of music. He wants these articles to fully turn the spot light on him at the highest level. He only gives you full permission to talk about him and his music. To promote his song You Know him and the music video along with his upcoming track that he likes that, Along with just major brand awareness.
Connect with him through
IG Jordanwilliamsmuzic Youtube Jordan Williams Official Spotify Jordan Williams Apple Music Jordan Williams Website deephouserap.com
Rising Star Actor Akeem Mair
Interviewer. It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
The funny detail about my story is that I actually never dreamed of being an actor. My dreams were actually to be a financial banker. I blame Micheal Douglas for that passion. I remember as young teenager watching his movie called “The Game,” and being mesmerized by it! You see.. I wanted his 2000 BMW 740 i, the expensive custom pin stripe suits he wore, to be around the exciting atmosphere of the stock exchange office, and to have a personal maid that lives at my house and takes care of my personal needs just like him. Plus I’ve always loved math. I was that kid who carried a calculator and punching in random numbers and math equations all day. But one day changed all of that for me when I was working at the Ralph’s grocery store in Pasadena on Lake and Walnut.
A loyal customer of the store end up changing my life forever. At the time I was a cashier when I caught the customer I knew quite well coming into my line with her head towards her shopping basket. I knew something was bothering her so I wanted to cheer up her with my positive energy. I said with excitement, “hi it’s so good to see you again, I hope you found everything you were looking for?” She said softly, “yes thank you!” I said, “usually I see you happy but whatever you’re going through I know God will guide you through it!” “ He’ll never give you more than you can handle!” After we finished I said, “have a bless day, I hope to see you again!!” She just froze for a few seconds and then looked up at me for the first time and i could see her eyes filled with tears.
She said, “Are you an actor?” I said, “No, why do you ask?” She said, “Because you have this big positive energy. You move people by it. You lifted my spirits after I just lost my home in a foreclosure. ” Her words stunned me. Through out my whole shift her words repeatedly kept playing in my head. After my shift, I went home and wondered, what would be like to be a successful Actor? I thought about how I’ll be able to help my family and how I can infect the whole world with my positive energy! That same night I searched ‘how to become an actor’ and it lead to me Central Casting. The next day I signed up and the rest is history.
Interviewer. I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Achieving success is a monster. The biggest challenges I’ve ever faced in my life is due to my own ignorance and ego. Early on in my career I’ve never learned to track my progress with a journal, to seek mentors who achieved the things I wanted to achieve, taking the right acting classes and building my resume, getting professional headshots taken by recommended photographers, developing relationships with young actors and actresses who dream of the making it big too, and making relationships with the big and important people. You see I thought if I handed my useless credits and bad formatted resume with unprofessional brick wall or olive tree background headshots to an agent, he or she was going to sign me because I had tremendous ambition and a great personality. I soon learned the hard way when I went down to the agency and they took a lot at my materials then said, “we’ll call you.” Famous polite words to actors who know all to well that means never. The biggest I’ve learned is “don’t chase success, attract it.”
Interviewer. Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
What I really specialize in is being organized and business orientated. When someone googles my name they can already tell how polished I am. From my social media accounts to my acting accounts. Remember, your social media is literally talking for you without you even knowing it. You can beat your competition every time because they are so focus on the fame and money from getting the biggest roles that there are not even paying attention. Do you know how many times I’ve seen actors flash the middle finger, acting a fool and being drunk on camera, smoking weed and taking nude pictures. All of this will cost you a gig. You have to be extremely careful. Notice how I haven’t talked about acting yet. You already scared the casting directors off.
Interviewer. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
The only way to find success is to track success. I’ll tell all of my readers to invest in a journal. Why? So you can track your progress each day. Some reasons why people can’t find success is because they are not taking the correct steps to reach success. Matter of fact they are walking blindly each day and not even realizing how many small successes they have already achieved. That’s called “going with the flow.”Most people are so focus on the big success and how far they’re away from achieving it that they end up stomping all over their small victories. I have habit of asking people, “hey what’s your goals for today?” And most people would say “I don’t know.” 3 words that are the death for any big success you’re trying to reach. You have to KNOW! If you don’t know then of course nobody else will.
Interviewer. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
It means growth and progress. Success at the end of the day is a journey. It’s not a destination. Success is looking back and seeing how far you have come and looking forward to how big you can get. The unknown is what excites me. Nobody knows how much success i can achieve.. shoot I don’t even know myself. That unknown means you can achieve whatever you dream of and visualize. I visualize winning an Oscar one day. Nobody can tell me I can’t get it because they don’t even know the future. That excitement of the endless possibilities means there’s nothing stopping you. If success equals growth then I have to grow and develop myself into an Oscar winning actor. And that’s how I will achieve it.
Interviewer. What’s next for you?
What’s next for me this year is taking my television and film side of acting with more focus. More classes, better headshots, casting director workshops, etc. The aim is get more reels and boost my profile. It’s going to take some time but that’s why you have to track your progress and enjoy the journey.
Interviewer. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
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