New Music Friday: WhoIsOrion 🔊🔥
Excited for the weekend!? We're back with another #NewMusicFriday feature! Off the back of releasing his latest new single 'Dun Out Ere' we linked up with fire rapper WhoIsOrion at our studio in London.
In between a cracking a few jokes we learned about his thoughts on technology on the music industry, his creative process and whats next for the talented rapper.
- Who is Orion?
That’s a question that can’t be answered... I think it’s an everlasting journey.. I feel like I’m so complicated and free flowing that I’m many things at once and my music reflects that, I can be conscious In one melodic rap song and then flip it to a hard hitting lit song, and that’s why it’s whoisorion.
- Give us an inside in your creative process?
Honestly it’s varies, I can be in my bed writing bars then hop in the booth and record it, the next day I might freestyle on the mic and rerecord over it, sometime I punch in as well. I always think about the vibe first then focus on being as lyrical as possible without spoiling the vibe or flow.
- How do you think that social media and technology changed the creative industry?
I feel like it’s changed it for the better, social media’s give us an opportunity to become a big artist independently which the older generations didn’t have the opportunity to do. I think the issue is a lot of weak music can be pushed to the forefront by attracting attention through their social media content over their music. How I see it is there’s pros and cons for everything and this is just the pros and cons of social media.
- How did your music changed over time?
I started off mad American influenced, that’s all I listened to, I spat on old school hip hop beats and I was trying to find myself and figure out how to make whole sounded songs. Then I ended up finding away to balance bars and a strong rounded song.
- What's next for Orion?
I got a new track on the way called “haha” it’s going to be lit!! It’s grime influenced and mad lyrical you lot are gonna love it!
Photography by: @dj_lukey
Executive produced by: @maya_mihoc
Listen to 'Dun Out Ere' by Orion NOW!