Atlanta based fast rising newcomer Dwn2earth today lives up to recent hype with the reveal of his stunning debut body of work, ATLANTIS, out today. Dwn2earth has crafted a body of work packed with ice-cool beats, otherworldly vocals and songwriting of intricate depth. Driven by the euphoric vocals of the Atlanta native, ATLANTIS is a compelling introduction to an artist set for big things.
The album gets its name from the Isley Brothers’ 1977 slow-burner, Voyage to Atlantis. Earth recalls –
“One day I was listening to the Isley Brothers and I just kept hearing the word Atlantis, I had already been pondering that word, but when I kept hearing them sing it, I knew it was the title. Now I replay it, and I realize the whole time I’ve been making the project, I’ve been in this movie that was already written. It made itself.”
Hey DWN2EARTH, how are you feeling today?
I am grateful for today and appreciative for everyday, especially during this present time.
What are you listening to right now?
Lately I have been listening to a lot of acid jazz and old school r&b. Roy ayers is a great artist that I would recommend for acid jazz, a specific album would be Virgin Ubiquity 2. He is an example of what I want to become as far as composition and leading a band.Something I always aspire to do. As far as old school r&b Anita Baker, Sade, Marvin Gaye and Jodeci are a few you can never go wrong with.
How was lockdown been for you?
It’s actually been pretty centering. It has helped me be one with myself and it’s been great by helping me put things into perspective, as far as learning what is important. It’s also helped me execute my goals, especially physically and It’s also allowed me to practice things I’ve always wanted to do. I’m already lowkey introverted either way, so I feel like it’s forcing the world to be introverted and giving everyone time to recharge and reflect.
How has coming from Atlanta influenced your sound?
Atlanta influences everything about me. But as far as my sound, Atlanta is so broad, there are many different branches to Atlanta that people haven’t seen. I want to be the one to shed the light on those different branches. There is an underground scene full of musicians and artists that do different sub genres of music that aren’t normalized. All of that influenced me including Goodie Mob, Outkast, along with Gucci. It pretty much makes my music genreless because I combine every sub genre of Atlanta into one piece of art.
Your album is out today! How was the creation process?
It was a process of its own. It actually was very interesting because I made this project on a broken computer. So whenever I record, the computer would shut down in the middle of me recording. Or it would buffer super bad within takes, so I lost a lot of takes and files, and they wouldn’t save. You wouldn’t know it by hearing them, but a lot of those songs were recorded in maybe an hour or two, which should have only taken 12-15 minutes, based on the computer performance, but it came out clean so I’m not mad. And I have a new computer now so the music is about to be ground breaking.
How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
I would describe it as a psychedelic experience without drugs.
What’s next for you in 2020?
More music and more nostalgic videos and art. Bringing peace to the world through my art. The evolution of DWN2EARTH.