By Nicholas Jason Lopez
“Anything is possible when you trust your heart.”
Ever since his 2016 debut, United States-based alternative hip-hop recording artist Edwrds has honed his craft on recording and production, along with time’s gift of seasoned maturity.
His demanding stage presence can be witnessed firsthand for those who can catch him on his Summer 2021 “Boys Of Summer Tour.”
His latest single “Say Something” glides with a swagger akin to similar artists like blackbear, Post Malone and G-Eazy.
The Music Bugle had the chance to speak with him about what he’s been up to lately and more.
Music Bugle – When did you know music is what you wanted to do?
Edwrds – I always knew music was something I really loved from a young age. I think what made me realize it was something I wanted to do forever was experiencing the character development and impact of creating music. Seeing the impact my songs could have on others was inspiring and motivated me to share my story with the world.
Music Bugle – How would you describe your new music?
Edwrds – I would describe my new music as poetic and authentic.
Music Bugle – What inspired your new single “Say Something”?
Edwrds – My goal with “Say Something” was to make a song that celebrated being different. Allowing myself to be the person I want to be has brought self-growth and a new perspective. “Say Something” is a call to action for anyone brave enough to be themselves.
Music Bugle – In what ways would you say you have matured musically over time?
Edwrds – I would say my production skills have increased, my voice has become more mature and my themes have evolved into deeper topics.
Music Bugle – Does social media make it easier or harder for artists to stand out these days?
Edwrds – It’s debatable. I feel like the internet has crafted beliefs of what works and what does not work. I see a lot of focus on presentation and aesthetics rather than the music itself. I believe that the beauty of something standing out, though, is that it’s not like everything else being made. Pioneers don’t follow the rules.
Music Bugle – What’s your favorite feature you’ve done?
Edwrds – One of my favorite features at the moment would be the single “Mess I’ve Made” with Chicago’s very own, Young Xav. I had such a great time shooting the music video in Brooklyn with Xav and his team. Creating with other artists is always such a unique experience.
Music Bugle – What’s something people should know about Edwrds?
Edwrds – Something people should know about me is that I battle with anxiety and depression. I feel it’s important I share that part of myself since many suffer in silence. Thanks to music, I’ve been able to channel my feelings into making something special. While I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve also grown as a human and I’m grateful for that.