A new EP from Droze has a way of bringing together a soiree of genres to weave a crisp and refreshing but welcoming atmosphere that touches on a nostalgic undertone and a ton of honest and up-front lyrics and songwriting approaches that all feel amazing to soak in.
The to be a bird EP is packed to the brim with an outstanding and addictive sense of freedom that all comes through like a hug from a loved one. It feels good to dance to it, sing along to it, and those vibes start to become infectious, and that heart makes an impact.
And this record has plenty of heart. It's just done in a unique way. The expression and the youthful energy that makes songs impactful. It makes you listen and groove at the same time.
This release has a killer blend of live instrumentation with some digital undertones and the vocals are real. It feels like a friend telling you things. A good friend at that.
The hip hop and rap element of the record is prominent at times and songs switch from that indie-pop feel to...well...still kind of that indie-pop vibe but with rapping style lyrical phrasing and approach.
And this is part of what makes this EP so damn cool. You haven't heard too much like it honestly. It's a bit outside the box but in all the best ways.
A freeing release that has a charm to it is never a bad thing.
With the release of such a lush record, we wanted to have a chat with Droze to find out how this all happened and also what may be nest.
Here's what went down.
Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you?
My goal to completely write, compose, and produce my own album started over 3 years ago when I wrote the intro track “Fly Away.” I wanted to create an album that reflected my life at the time: the journey of self-discovery and finding complete freedom while overcoming societal norms along the way.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
The day-to-day emotions we all experience throughout life. I love putting those experiences into music because I feel others can listen and relate.
Buzz Slayers: This EP has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
My goal was to blend reggae, rock, and hip hop on this project. Slightly Stoopid has always been a major influence for me, but the production on Post Malone’s music really inspired the vocals and composition on this record.
Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
Since I am completely self-managed and self-booked, a lot of my time is spent booking shows, networking, and planning practice schedules. Lov to go to the beach or spend time with family and friends when life isn’t as hectic!
Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
Slightly Stoopid, Tom Petty, Sublime, Blink-182,
Buzz Slayers: Are you guys doing any live performances right now?
Our next show is inside The Windjammer 12/29 opening for The Stews!
Buzz Slayers: This record feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Put your heart and soul into your music and your career so you don’t look back and ask, “Could I have worked harder?”
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Currently working on a follow up album with our band ‘Droze & the Drift’ and will have some singles and shows coming up soon.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Can’t put into words how much the support has meant since the very beginning. Only thing to do is work as hard as possible to get the best music out for y’all ! Thank you!!