Inpaine is an artist hailing all the way from Spanish, Harlem who always been interested in music ever since he discovered how a pen and a pad has created the route to healing some of his painful personal life experiences. By the age of 14, Inpaine had enough material written to start actively pursuing his career. By the age of fifteen he already had several of his songs recorded. Now after performing his songs at several venues, it’s time he takes the next step with his music and get his message out to the world!
Inpaine released his single titled “2am” from the project “Son of Douglas” and this accessible record begins with an innovative introduction before the harmonically-rich like instrumental transitions into a more hip/hop fused with R&B vibe. You're serenaded by melodic ad libs and hums in which creates the idea of singing being presented throughout the song. The verses and lyrics hints the themes of depression, hopelessness, and emptiness while also attempting to grow from the grief. The hook has this soulful approach credible to the vocalist. His voice reminds me a lot of the popular and dynamically incredible vocalist, John Legend. Inpaine’s rap voice is something far from ordinary! It’s highly distinguishable and inevitably unique. You become more engrossed by his deep, passionate, lyrics due to the unique delivery by his individualistic vocal articulation. Inpaine can reach out to a large audience with his personal feelings by being relatable to many people. “2am” can be the song that allows your feelings to freely roam throughout listening. An expressive record, it can vent for its listener with every corner holding a vulnerable lyric. It’s a complete vibe for you late-night melancholic lovers who just needs something to listen too while relaxing! A little bit of everything, "2am" is an undeniable hit!
Listen to "2am". Check out our exclusive interview with Inpaine below!
Hey Inpaine! Can you tell our readers a little about yourself and your music?
I am rapper from East Harlem. Since I was 10 years old I've loved Rap music and I've been making music since I was 14 years old. Growing up I always knew I wanted to create, I didn't know what that was going to be until Rap music came into my life. The music I was listening to spoke to me on such an intense emotional level and I want the music I create to do the same for anybody listening.
What are some challenges you face as an upcoming artist?
I would have to say one challenge I face as an upcoming artist is my style being considered different than most. Don't get me wrong, I love it when people tell me that my style is different but I come across a lot of people in this industry who feel weird about me because I don't fit into a certain mold. Another challenge I face which is kind of related to my first response is not acting like your typical rapper. People respond weirdly to me because I'm not that typical big tough rapper. When other people meet me at events I'm friendly to everybody and that actually weirds people out believe it or not! You don't have to be so big and tough all the time... it gets tiring after a while.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your new hit "2am”?
2am is a song about coming to terms with heartbreak and reflecting on the mistakes I made because of it. The song is an emotional rollercoaster but at the end I realize I'm okay.
What inspired you to write “2am”?
How do you feel this song is different from other songs you've released? I went through a time where I wasn't making the best choices because I was trying to cope with this heartbreak I was going through. I was trying to fill this void and because I was trying to fill this void I ended up hurting myself and others emotionally. I wanted to explain what I was going through to the people I hurt and I also needed to look at myself in the mirror and get myself right. That's what inspired me to write the song. The song is an emotional rollercoaster but by the end of the track I realize I'm okay. This song is different from other songs I've written because I had the concept for a while, I just needed to right music for it. It was also the first time I experimented with beat transitions.
What are some of your personal favorites off your album “Son Of Douglas” and why?
I love all the songs haha!! But I love Losing My Mind because that song will always have a special place in my heart. That song went through so many changes! I love it so much and I see the way it connects with people at the shows. I also love the I'll Come Back (Interlude). That song is special to me because that song sums up the entire album from start to finish. Like 2am it was another song where I was looking at myself in the mirror and trying to figure out myself. I feel like everybody in their 20's going through this and that's what I'll Come Back is really about. Lastly, I love Don't Go Away. My producer sent me that beat when we first started working on the album. I knew I was going to use it but I didn't know when. One night towards the end of creating this album I turned on the beat and then the concept hit me. I love this song because I had a friend who was locked up at the time and i just came back from visiting him. Seeing him really did something to me, it helped me look a life in a different way. I'm also from East Harlem, where a lot of the young kids don't have proper guidance, the best homes, or a voice to express how they feel. With Don't Go Away, I wanted to give my friends in my neighborhood a voice.
What can we expect next from you?
As of lately I've been doing a lot of shows to promote the album. While I'm doing these shows I'm still working on new stuff. I'm always thinking of new ideas so you'll be hearing some new stuff in the new future. You can expect to see me a lot.
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