The future of R&B music has a lot to look forward to, and Edison is an artist that fits into this perfectly. At the age of two, he was heavily exposed to music, with the radio always being on at home. Listening to R&B music inspired him to become an R&B artist himself, as he listened to artists like Usher, Boyz II Men, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and many more.
In early 2016, Edison was discovered and signed by Static Records C.E.O. MK Henderson, who was very intrigued by Edison's uniqueness as an artist. As a singer-songwriter, Edison is one to look out for with each captivating release, including the sounds of "L.O.V.E."
Tapping into a nostalgic soundscape as he performs with a dreamy passion, the inimitable croons of Edison illuminate our minds in a rather heartfelt way. R&B is known for the emotion poured into the genre. Well, Edison seems to understand the assignment and excel in this area. His soothing vocal delivery has us lathering ourselves in the saturated timbres he professes.
He reiterates melodic wording like, "Baby, baby, you know your touch is fine. I just need your lips. I just need your kiss." We're pulled into a real universe that reflects our thoughts and sentiments as humans. Edison's hold over us is uncanny, playing into love and its greater power. We feel immersed in his heartrending lyrical motifs as each word shed provides us with a warm embrace.
The key to the musical foundation acting as a therapy session is how the impactful percussion and rhythm section will have you grooving to the sonic ambiance gracing our presence. Lost in the beauty that's "L.O.V.E.," we're thrilled to have Edison take us by the hand and lead us to this profound masterpiece.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Edison, and congratulations on releasing your latest single, "L.O.V.E." You have such a way with your words and how you choose to share them with us. Was there a particular story or moment that allowed inspiration to strike for this record?
No, not really. The song, I think, goes back to my roots from when I first started making music. When I first started, I always viewed love as this special vibe in all of us that everyone gets to enjoy. I performed the song before actually recording it at a show a few months before the release, and the crowd wanted me to release the song so bad that I thought I needed to find the perfect time to do it. So when Valentine's Day was around the corner, I thought, let's release this song because it's a song that for me means "used to be," but for someone today, it could mean "what I have" and "what I could have."
Have you ever told someone you've based a song on them or your experience together? Why?
I have not, at least not yet. I always tell people within my circle which songs are about certain people, but so far, I haven't told any of the girls that certain songs are about them. I want to keep them in the dark about those. The reason why I don't tell them is that so far, the main songs I have written about them are diss tracks. I don't believe I have one love song about someone. Once things change in time, there will be more love songs for a special someone, but that will have to wait.
In your own words, what does your song "L.O.V.E." mean to you?
For me, it means what things used to be. I used to believe that love was something that was enjoyable, but as I was growing up, I saw how many people weren't meeting anyone right for them. I made this song for people who are lucky enough to have someone they love. It is more about them than it is about me. I hope everyone who has listened to L.O.V.E. can listen to it in every romantic moment they have planned for now and in the near future.
How have you found your growth as an artist from your first release?
I find it but studying every day when it comes to music. I have to learn from all the greats ahead in my past and present. My growth is always in the experience, which I know I talk about a lot, but music is all about soul speaking. I also found my growth by asking questions, listening to notes, and making time for myself by just writing. I've gotten more creative by just writing, and it is the best exercise you can give yourself as an artist.
What's next for you?
There's a lot that's coming up next. You'll see me do a lot more acting this year with movie projects, whether small or big films. Of course, there is always new music, and there might be a special mixtape or album on the way. You never know.