Behind The Music With Discrete and His New Song Woke

My music is a diary of the emotions, the personal struggles, the fears, the pain of not knowing one’s self, the passion and tears it takes to follow a dream, the journey of a humble selfless individual that has no more room for daggers in his back named Discrete.

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Band Name: Discrete
Person Interviewing: Brandon Thomas
Song name: Woke
 Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
This song is a quick journey through my rebel mind and a slight introduction into my insanity all while trying to motivate people to not let money and fame control you and make you forget who you are.

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My music is a diary of the emotions, the personal struggles, the fears, the pain of not knowing one’s self, the passion and tears it takes to follow a dream, the journey of a humble selfless individual that has no more room for daggers in his back named Discrete. So, you can say my music is the diary… no scratch that, the biography, nooo that sounds boring… Got it!

My music is the Emotional whirlwind rollercoaster of a nobody searching to find himself in a world and mind full of insanity. Ha! Perfect title.

How do I think this release represents my current direction?
Honestly, I don’t know. I say that because I don’t have a direction neither do I fully know my direction. It’s kind of like I’m driving without a destination and just trying to learn, grow, and enjoy the journey. But to give an answer I would say that this release represents my direction great. I feel the song gives a good small intro to who I am and what I have in store to offer as a recording artist, emphasis on small intro.
Oh man! Where do I create my passion, you guys have to see it! It’s this dope luxurious studio with nice colored lighting, a Bob Marley lava lamp with a dope booth that can also be used as a closet to hang clothes or place clean folded underwear, with a bathroom and twin-size bed! The name of this studio is my student living apartment room. If you didn’t get the long drawn out joke, I record in the closet of my room. Not that luxurious but hey when you close your eyes in the recording booth and use a little bit of imagination, it can be the most-high end studio ever!
How do I stay focused and balance creating with life?
That’s easy! I have a drawer full of green plants packed into little goodie bags that make you feel happy, hungry, and high when you roll them up and light them on fire. I’m playing, that was a joke if the cops are reading this. To be real I lose focus all the time dealing with life, bills, etc. But I can never let go of music. It’s like my release, my therapy session, my chance to actually be heard.

So, the way I stay focused if you want to call it that is, my passion and fear of what if. What if I give up now and not give my all how would I feel later in life, what would I do for a living to make me happy? Now how do I balance creating with life? I don’t balance good because life always wants to take all my time and efforts.

I’ve lost so many jobs because I went crazy (more than usual) because I didn’t have time to do what I loved. I didn’t have a life I felt trapped being inside the same building for the whole day not getting any richer or moving forward in life. So, my balance was going to work for the whole day, stay up for basically the whole night to create and hope to wake up on time to be fully functional at work for another full day of labor. As I said earlier I’ve lost a lot of jobs, so you can pretty much say I’m very unbalanced and un-wealthy.

The piece of music advice that forever changed my way of thinking was, dare to be different.”

There was a time when I went to school for audio production and all I heard was conform, conform, conform! Give the people what they want, follow the trends, no one cares about your music or you. I got depressed and tried it for a while and ended up not writing for a minute and just editing other artist’s music. But after getting tired of the empty feeling in my chest, I walked to a mirror.

I said I’m different, I’m weird, my music is different, they can hate me or love me; But I rather be hated for being me and happy, then loved for being fake which would make me unhappy. So, dare to be different boy!

I live in my mind, and the music scene here is crazy dope! I actually do but technically speaking I live in Raleigh North Carolina, and the music scene here honestly is not that great. Don’t get me wrong there are open mics that take place, but I’m pretty sure you can find an open mic anywhere. But Raleigh does sometimes hold producer shows which are pretty dope, and a crew full of DJs called Fleet Djs who hold events here sometimes that are cool. But like a said the music scene isn’t horrible but it isn’t the best.
Website & social media links:
Instagram – discrete_music : https://www.instagram.com/discrete_music/
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/discrete_musicninja

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