Welcome to BuzzMusic, IIsaiah Bennet! We loved "Phases". What an emotional release! We had to ask, what was the inspiration behind it? Were you drawing from personal experience?
The inspiration behind "Phases" came from multiple sources: sounds I've wanted to try, vocals and harmonies I've never been comfortable doing beforehand, and songs and genres I've grown accustomed to. I wanted "Phases" to be a song that anyone can relate to and a fun track. It is a record that keeps the pop vibe I'm known for and gives it that alternative hip-hop tone that's been trending for a minute now.
What's your favorite part of the creative process when you make music?
It would have to be the writing process. The fact that I can just come up with a whole story in minutes (or hours) is sometimes unreal. To sit down and become so vulnerable to a world entirely of strangers about topics that I have experienced or thoughts that I have had and have them, in some way, be relatable or impact one or multiple is truly rewarding.
What does music mean to you, and what goals do you want to achieve through your music?
Music is my lifeline. Simple as that. It's what I've always wanted to do. My life has always revolved around music. My uncles were DJs, I danced Hip-Hop & Caribbean, played in school bands as percussion, and in a Steel Drum band. I have friends who are DJs at local clubs in my city and other friends who are local artists, videographers, engineers, and producers. Music is always around me, and my passion for this is beyond me. It's more than music to me. It's what keeps the fire in me burning bright and strong. I want to give other artists the same inspiration, and I want my children to love music as much as I do. I want to become a household name and prove to the industry and the rest of the world that I DO belong in this business. Jay-Z once said, "I'm not a businessman; I'm a business, man.
What do you want your listeners to feel when they hear your music?
I want them to feel the emotions that are in my records. I want them to feel happy and uplifting, and I want them to feel the pain in my voice when applicable. I don't make music to hear my voice. My music is for those who need it. Who wants to be heard without saying anything at all? I'm a voice for people. A voice to those souls that feel like me that think like me, that talk like me. I want them to feel me when they hear me.
What's next for IIsaiah Bennet? Can we expect to hear more new music soon, and is there anything you want to say to your fans?
Well, I just released a new single on Friday, November 3rd, called "Die For Me," and I have another single dropping on Friday, November 17th, called "Crash My Whip," so you best believe you can expect to hear more music from yours truly very very soon. I have an album dropping sometime in the new year. A date has yet to be determined, as I am a perfectionist, and I want it done correctly and steadily. But more singles in December as well (So no need to worry).
I want to add that I'm genuinely grateful for all the fans who continually listen to my music. Growing up in a single-mother household, I had to pave my path at a very young age, living at the bottom of the status quo, but music has given me an outlet to make me feel like I'm destined for something. Like God has a plan for me regardless of my situation. My brand, "FadedVibesForeverr," is a living example of coming from the dirt, and I want to roll up and spark one for the vibes around the world that continually support this prairie boy from the frozen north.