Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?
Birthpush: Hey, I’m Birthpush. I’m a singer, songwriter, producer, mix engineer from Baltimore, Maryland, and I’m now based in Kansas City. I write the kind of music that everyone and their mother would hate because it ended up getting overplayed on the radio… And kudos to me for somehow sounding both arrogant and self-deprecating in the same breath!
Getmybuzzup: How did you come up with the name Birthpush?
Birthpush: I like two-syllable names, I think they’re easy to remember. I thought of the most basic, vital component of existence, the entire point of anyone being alive on Earth, and made it into a two-syllable, memorable-though-somewhat-disturbing sounding act name. I remember telling my friends in college the name, kind of jokingly saying, “oh, haha, how about ‘Birthpush?’” and the look on their faces was like, that’s gross and funny and you won’t ACTUALLY do it. So I did it.
Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?
Birthpush: I honestly didn’t know I was “in.” I’ve been making music seriously since I was seventeen, so almost four years of writing. But I wouldn’t say I’m in the industry. It’s funny to me because nobody asks photographers how long they’ve been in the “photography industry,” right? Does “music industry” sound more official? There’s no “industry.” The whole thing is a beauty pageant, and just like pageants have paid makeup and hair artists and fashion experts, we have producers and recording engineers and mix engineers and cover art designers, all paid to make the star of the show look or sound like a better option. That’s not an industry, just an expensive popularity contest.
Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place?
Birthpush: I started way back in middle school as a DJ, and in high school, I found more of an interest in writing my own stuff. I formed a two-man prog-rock band with a friend of mine and we released two EPs and an album before I left for college. Then in college, I began producing and mixing more pop stuff down in Florida, and by the time I left because of COVID in March, I was itching to do my own stuff again. And so Birthpush began.
Getmybuzzup: How would you describe your latest single “Sh!t Like That”?
Birthpush: Blue. I don’t mean sad, ‘cause it’s not a sad song. It’s very upbeat and electric and sharp and driving. When I write a good song or beat, I usually have some type of color association with it, where it has to have a certain color cover art and such. It’s a vibe thing. The whole song sounds like an electric blue to me, so that’s how I’d describe it.
Getmybuzzup: Any plans on shooting a music video for the record “Sh!t Like That”?
Birthpush: That would be cool, but no. Everyone on the track is spread out across the country, and we all have busy schedules.
Getmybuzzup: Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?
Birthpush: Nope. People just don’t seem to want to get spit on at a concert like back in the good ‘ole days.
Getmybuzzup: What would be the concept of the music visual for the record “Sh!t Like That”?
Birthpush: Obviously, the whole thing would be eclectic-y and blue-toned. Maybe get Big Meeg hitting a Hotline Bling type boogie and that’s just the entire video, and it keeps going on repeat for an extra six hours after the song’s already finished. Rogie pops his head in at the last three seconds and roasts the hell out of you… Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Getmybuzzup: How did you link up with Big Meeg & Rogie for the single?
Birthpush: A friend of mine put me on this little Zoom group of musicians called GoodFuckingMusic, and they were in it. I messaged them on Instagram and had the track done within two days.
Getmybuzzup: How difficult is it with COVID restrictions to promote your music?
Birthpush: I honestly don’t remember COVID is a thing till someone mentions it.
Getmybuzzup: What tactics have you used to take advantage of the COVID restrictions in order to continue pushing your likeness forward?
Birthpush: I really haven’t done anything differently, other than seeking out artists to work with on features. That’s a huge thing, but it’s not related to COVID.
Getmybuzzup: Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?
Birthpush: Yes. March 20th, look out for “I kno (feat. Real AF & Mishi). It’s a slower, sexy, R&B track. Don’t miss it.
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