Up-and-coming Atlanta star Rex Evans is the next big thing in the R&B scene. With tracks tinged with trap and hip-hop, his new EP ‘Dissonant’ is the perfect display of his musical talent. We sat down with the singer to see how he’s getting on.
Hi Rex, great to chat. Firstly, how long have you been writing music? Is it something you’ve always done?
I’ve been writing music for maybe 3 years now and I wish it was something I’ve always done but unfortunately it wasn’t.
Was music a large part of your life growing up?
Surprisingly no it wasn’t. It was always around and it presence was felt but i never focused on it until later.
How have your musical plans changed during the pandemic? Has it changed the music you’re writing?
My music plans have changed a lot. I’m trying to be less dependent on others, but at the same time collab more.
Does ‘Dissonant’ have ideas that run through the whole project?
The theme in ‘Dissonant’ is that everything is different. So it clashes but it still fits.
How did the lead track ‘In For The Night’ come about? Have you worked with Lou Two, its producer, before?
‘In For The Night’ came from a conversation with someone. (It’s actually the person talking in the song) and it happened to be recording and the lyrics were developed. And yes, Lou should have some releases coming up with me too.
How does your musical process work, do you usually have an idea for a lyric or melody first, or do you work over aninstrumental?
It’s usually melodies and concepts about an idea that gets a rough record, then I expand on that.
Do you have a favourite track off of ‘Dissonant’, or one that means the most?
No I don’t have a favourite. They alternate. Lol, I guess it depends on the day.
Are you planning on performing live any time soon once it’s safe to do so?
I really hope we can get some shows coming ASAP.
What can we expect from the rest of 2021?
Some singles. Some projects. Some shows. Some of everything. I won’t be stopping anytime soon.