Artist Feature: Lithium


You may have caught us playing Light Up The Night by Lithium on our recent Rising Stars show – and we caught up with him to find out a little more about his life and music.

Tell us a little bit about your yourself?

I’ve always had a passion for music, started out singing in my car on the way to school with my mom, to singing my souls out to any song I felt a connection to when I got my own car. The beginning of my career to music was when I met my best friend Anthony who taught me how to rap and stay in time. He always called me trash even when people fucked with my music because he knew on a deeper level between me and him it would push me to work harder and create better music and really create my own sounds and practice my range

When did you first start to develop a passion for music?

I really loved Juice WRLD and he was the most inspiring musical artist to me even before he died. I grew up listening to really anything but a very select few of country songs as I’m not a fan of the genre, but I don’t judge anyone who likes it! I was born and raised by my grandparents so truly I have a passion for classic 50s-70s music and that’s where I really found myself singing along to songs shy in my head.

Which artists did you listen to while growing up?

My music is rounded and can be truly any genre (Besides country) I’ve found myself being able to write on any beat ranging from hip/hop to R&B to Pop and more. I’m extremely diverse and my music reflects that with it being anything I get my hands on. I can just feel the patterns in any music and find myself writing a hook and verse in a matter of minutes 🙂

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?

I’ve recorded and released about 10 songs to date most being on my YouTube. I self taught myself how to use the DOS FLstudios and I mix and master my own music which I hope one day I won’t have to so I can focus more one writing and less on editing sound itself haha.

What music have you recorded and released to date?

Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?

I listen to a lot of different artists, but my main has always been Juice WRLD and he definitely inspired me to write music especially after his death with my first song ever being written and posted on YouTube completely unmixed. It was a tribute to him. I always find myself annoying my friends and girlfriend with the amount of time I spend listening to just one artist. I do listen to others though when looking for inspiration to write in different genres like Eminem, or MGK for a more lyrical approach. I believe that rap has definitely gone in the wrong direction and these artists who have spent their whole lives mix dropping on the world are now the ones being unheard. I love mumble rap just like anyone else even though some are afraid to admit it, but I respect and analyze the music written by legendary artists like them

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

Juice 🙂

What are your plans for the future?

I’m next up.

Where can we find out more about you?

You can find me on Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

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