Originally from Suffolk, VA, Armani Colón has resided in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. Honing his skills as an all-around musical artist over the past few years, Armani Colón brings a unique blend of technically proficient rap, smooth R&B vocals and catchy pop melodies. He has the potential to be, not only, the next big name in music, but a permanent fixture in the entertainment industry and pop culture.
Fusing the best of heartfelt songwriting with a smooth and expressive leading vocal “Lit” makes for a hip-hop/R&B crossover hit, with lashings of rhythm and soul that help lean the whole thing in a fairly unique direction. Armani’s sound and approach are authentic to him, there are layers to this that showcase an artist who has found his flow. His voice, the personality, the multi-colored nature of the soundscape, and the uplifting brightness of the synths that rain down, all showcase Armani Colón’s undeniable skill. While the songwriting is the greatest strength, the production and performance alike help elevate everything within to effective levels. We can’t wait to hear more from Armani Colón!
Listen to “Lit” here and read more with Armani Colón below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Armani Colón! What prompted you to first start recording your music?
Ever since I was a kid I knew deep down that a conventional “go to school, get a job, get married” lifestyle wasn’t for me. I performed in a school talent show at 6 years old and I knew when I came off that stage that I wanted to that for a living. I’ve always had a love for music, I can play the trumpet and read sheet music as well. I guess you can say I started recording using the microphone on my old MacBook (the white ones, give you context on how old it is lol) in a closet to help cancel out the excess noise from outside. Studio sessions were expensive so I would download beats from the internet, record over them and put them out there for others to listen. Besides the obvious garbage quality of the recordings, many of my peers told me they could hear the potential and to keep going. I moved to Los Angeles and have been pursuing this goal ever since.
How do you get started when writing a new song?
It all starts with a good instrumental. If the instrumental grooves the song I write will groove right along with it. I don’t have too much of a creative process but that’s what I love about writing. It’s the one job you can do practically anywhere at anytime. If I hear a good beat or inspiration strikes me out of the blue I can write it down or record it on my phone for later. Some of my best song writing ideas have hit me while I was riding around with beats playing.
We love “Lit”! How did you write this song, and what does it mean to you?
Thank you! I’m really glad ya’ll enjoyed it, it’s definitely a personal favorite of mine from this album. I knew when I purchased the instrumental that this would be a catchy high energy song. I came up with the melody for the chorus first, the words came later and then I wrote the first verse. I actually wrote the second verse at a later date when I was convinced this would make the album. What does this song mean to me? It means a good time, sometimes you need a song to throw on after a long day of work, or a good tune to pregame with before heading to the club. I feel this song can do both.
Who or what would you say inspires you the most to pursue and put your time and passion into music?
As vain as it may sound, I inspire myself to pursue this. I was fortunate enough to have a really well rounded up bringing, I’ve been to the nicest cathedrals in Europe but also sat on a porch and had real conversations with former dope fiends in the middle of the hood. No matter who I met, successful or unsuccessful, it seems that everyone has a yearning to pursue something in the arts. Their reasonings are theirs alone, but it seems to be something people always mentioned as a missed opportunity. I don’t want to be old talking about I missed my chance. I’ve seen different roads carved out in front of me and have seen people reach various levels of success but none have ever actually stuck to their art and was able to make a living off of it. I want to be the first person I know to do this and prove that it’s not a crazy dream or idea, it’s a tangible goal that can be reached if you just stick with it.
What’s next for you?
I don’t like to prematurely announce things before they’re at a certain level of complete but I can tell you that a video for my latest album “Armani” as well as a new mixtape are in the works. Stay tuned.
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