Back 2 Back with Anthymn Brown
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Happy Saturday Luvs!
The weekend is here and what better way to spend it than listening to new music. Today's artist spotlight is shining on Fayetteville's Anthymn Brown. His melodic soulfulness takes you on a escapade of rhythmic emotions when you listen to his music. His cover of the beautiful soul angel Aaliyah's "One in a Million" will captivate your ears as this R&B classic is overturned in a male vocalist rendition. The youthful crooner is not only pursuing a professional career in music but an academic platform as well. I got a chance to chat with Anthymn Brown about his musical journey, college life, and what's next for him.
Here's how it all went down....
How did you get started into doing music?
AB: "Basically I've been loving music all my life. I got started singing in the church, really active in school doing plays and chorus, and in middle school I got into writing and producing my own music. I recently graduated and I got accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston. I'm leaving on Monday."
When did you decide to become a professional music artist?
AB: "Its kind of interesting that you say that because ever since I started singing I was like 3 years old. I wouldn't be truthful if I didn't say it wasn't a main goal of mine because it is. I started taking writing and production seriously when I was in the 9th grade but singing I knew I wanted to always do."
How's in your Top 5 of all time?
AB: "Oh this is really, really hard wow! On the writing side I would say songwriters Cia and James Fauntleroy. Far as producers I love Timbaland, artist Jazmine Sullivan, and rapper J. Cole not just because he's from my city but when your developing your own career you study other people. He's a visionary and his music you can relate to. So anyone in that type of style I'm into.
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How did your experience go with meeting Dennis L.A. White and having him as your manager?
AB: "We met through his Godmother Becky White whose a Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning singer and songwriter so she took me under her wing. We were at a Gospel event and he happened to be there. He really enjoyed my voice and music. So the first thing we worked on together was the song "Back 2 Back" and we recently shot the video for it. The reason I wanted to flip the song was because I was inspired by Drake, he just got nominated for a Grammy for the song."
What inspires you as an artist? What would you like for people to know about you?
AB: "Music inspires me I'm definitely a spiritual person so God definitely inspires me. One thing about my music is I add a street flavor to it but I want to always keep it positive to be encouraging with all that is going on in the World. Young people like me need music that is positive but has lyrical content to it. Musical inspirations of mine are from J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake as I mentioned, Jasmine Sullivan, Stevie Wonder, and to Gospel of Kim Burrell, and Karen Clark Sheard."
I make music that's inspirational but people can turn-up to and have a good time. Its hard to put it into a genre because its like inspirational R&B. - Anthymn Brown
Any upcoming project?
AB: Currently getting together a body of songs that I can get out to everybody. I have a couple of originals that I am going to develop like "Belong to the Love" that song is really something everybody needs whether its romantic love or love of family and relationships outside of romantic ones because love is always going to be there regardless. The other single is "Shallow" and it talks about the same thing a deeper connection with someone where your loving someone unconditional. When I hear this song I think about my parents and their unconditional love for me. Our love is really deep and even when they are upset with me we still rocking for each other."
What do you like to do in your down time?
AB: "Its funny you ask that but I do music in my down time. I can't get away from it. Then I like to do covers in my down time like "One in a Million" by Aaliyah may she rest in peace. So basically that's what I do in my down time."
Anthymn Brown is taking the tools of faith, dedication, and remaining positive to spearhead his musical journey. A break out artist that is in motion to career in the music industry that is presenting his authentic self to musical platform. His humility and ambition was truly inspiring to hear and once I got a chance to hear his music I became an instant listener. It shows great courage to pursue your dreams and his academic aspirations of college life in Boston are in sight.
Until next time ladies and gentleman this is The Lux Blog. K. Knight