Prolific New York rap artist Dylan Owen has released his There’s More To Life EP, a story of transitioning into young adulthood and letting go of the person that he used to be. “Struggling to find my identity in this huge world, I reflect on the psychological adventures of my childhood and teenage years to discover why I am who I am,” explains the 22 year-old, whose music is influenced by a range of artists, including Atmosphere, Bright Eyes, Eminem, and Talib Kweli. “I started to come to grips with the things I won’t be able to do in life. There’s a lot of fear in that, but ultimately, I encourage myself and others who relate that there will be more to life than what we’ve known.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
There’s More To Life presents Dylan Owen’s organic hip-hop-meets-indie-rock sound with boom bap drums, live guitars and violins, antique pianos, and vintage lo-fi keyboards all in the same setting. The EP was written over the past few years, as Dylan Owen’s been living between NYC and his small hometown in Orange County, NY. In addition to cuts from DJ Rob Swift on “There’s More To Life,”which is over 100K plays on SoundCloud, the project was produced in-full by Skinny Atlas (whose credits include Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and Tank). “I wanted to bring my confessional, heartfelt storytelling to life with nostalgic instrumentation that reinforces the vocals/lyrics/message,” Dylan Owen explains. “What makes my perspective as an artist unique is clearer here than ever before.”
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