Welcome back Lyric Reddick! What inspired you to first begin making music and releasing it to the public?
I've always been musically inclined, performing in band, choir, theater etc. so performing and entertaining came easily, But as far as releasing my own personal music to the public and even on streaming was inspired by close friends and family after high school they knew I had a gift and they were a big support system into at least trying my hand at doing so. hit the ground running and never really turned back.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into his lyrics than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within “The Ride”?
The Ride was actually inspired by a mixture of things, partly a little "social media" crush I had and also the movie "Poetic Justice" something about the story line of "poetic Justice" stuck out to me and it was really just the off chance of the relationship between Lucky and Justice blossoming from a road trip. it was an unlikely couple it was an unlikely situation and they somehow grew closer despite the toxicity of their friends in the same vehicle on the same trip, hints the hook...and well...the social media crush is the other part of the hook "elevate you can climb with me, don't worry about the money just spend your time with me" because this person is very inspiring and though i'm sure they're well off its never about "get rich to be happy" but enlightening yourself and shining your own personal light to attract happiness. so..there ya go.
Since you’ve been making music for several years, how would you compare some of the earlier material you’ve written to your newest release “The Ride”?
I try not to compare my artistry from past to current because at the time i wrote those things I was in that head space in my life and those thoughts or feelings could never be recreated, with that being said i'm sure every artist, writer, model whatever has looked back on older things with the cringe face and well I am no exception to that rule. so if I had to compare earlier music to "The Ride" i'd say I am more vulnerable now to admit things and it's easier to vibe with. That's it.
How have you honed your songwriting style over time, and what do you think are the main qualities that make a song truly connect and last in the long-run?
I took some time off to not only figure out who Lyric Reddick is as an artist but also as a person. I spent a lot of time in earlier life not liking things simply off of principle or because "men don't do that" or playing hip hop loudly and turning the radio down during RnB...I realized that in order to be heard you have to be relate able you have to have a certain amount of vulnerability and I had to learn to be vulnerable...I had to write music to let people into my mind, I had to be ok knowing that putting music out for everyone to hear is a scary thing and everyone won't like it, had to know that I am going to face a stigma of the "wannabe rapper" and in all of that not giving a damn. and that's how you make timeless music that's how you connect because at some point somebody has felt the same way.
We really appreciate you chatting with us about your incredible music! What’s next for you artistically? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
I appreciate you taking the time and interest in my music, whats next? Stay the course, eventually I want to transition from hip hop and RnB into movie scores and symphony composition. I play many instruments as well as having a way with words so anything musically I am not opposed to trying at least once. The industry is crazy to think about and I personally feel its not a one size fits all doorway you have got to get in where you fit in but fortunately I know I fit in somewhere...now its my job to figure out where I fit in and that's currently what I am doing.
Check out Lyric Reddick's new track "The Ride" here!