This is my art, and the best way not to be pigeonholed into a certain genre is to make something that is truly your own.
Interview January 31 Wednesday at 8:00 pm et Episode #559: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2018/02/01/episode-559-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
Interview by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Miles Casella
Song name: Origin of a God
Genre: Rap/ Classical
This song is somewhat spiritual as I wrestle with the concepts of good and evil and take extreme measures in doing so. It has practically no song structure, but the lyricism is so powerful that I truly believe I had some kind of divine moment when writing it, because at 17, I had virtually no understanding of the world.
This song is about the existence of humanity. In the song I give a fictional depiction of myself, as a man who has crossed the bounds of human existence into a realm where I have godlike capabilities. It is somewhat spiritual, as I wrestle with the concepts of good and evil and take extreme measures in doing so.
The most beautiful thing about this song, for me, is that I wrote this piece when I was only 17 years old. It has practically no song structure, but the lyricism is so powerful that I truly believe I had some kind of divine moment when writing it, because at 17, I had virtually no understanding of the world. So I’ve been trying to tap back in to that moment ever since. I guess you can say this verse was the origins of my rap persona.
Link to play: https://soundcloud.com/milescasella/origin-of-a-god
If you’re looking to turn up and spill drinks on yourself, my music may not be the best thing to play! I take pride in my lyricism; I want the listener to be engaged. So needless to say, I don’t make mumble rap or club bangers.
This is my art, and the best way not to be pigeonholed into a certain genre is to make something that is truly your own. That’s what I’m trying to do when I clash genres together and write powerful imagery, I’m experimenting, and I think the game needs this.
This is the first project I put out as Miles Casella and I couldn’t have asked for a better first release. I like the concept of ‘the sidewalk flower’ and I want to continue making concept albums. I think I’m going to try and incorporate the same little jazzy style I have in this album into future projects.
In the studio mostly. Although when I’m writing I like to go somewhere quiet and away from the public. I just bought a Boss 505 vocal track looper which I’ve been obsessed with. I’m going to use this little baby to make a short EP called ‘My Language’ which will consist of about 4 tracks using only effected sounds of my voice for the basic song structure.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life…
I always set aside time for it. I tell myself today I’m going to write for 1-2 hours, no excuses. And I pick days in the week where I will do the same. Always setting aside a day of rest, to just chill and think of ideas and what not.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
There was a line in a Royce da 5′ 9″ song that went, “these rhymes are not just thought up and said, they are conjured”. Sounds kind of ridiculous but that line resonates with me. You have to be meticulous with your lyricism. If you think you’re good then you better turn it into a fine art!
I live in Baton Rouge. The rap music scene is actually kind of hype down here, launching artists like Kevin Gates, Lil Boosie, NBA youngboy. This kind of scares me though, their style of music is so different to mine and often times I feel like it’s not accepted.
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