MINEMANN hails from Shakopee, Minnesota, and is a one-man show! As a 17-year old singer/songwriter/producer, MINEMANN creates all his music from start to finish. His musical inspirations are wide-ranging, stemming from a variety of Punk, Hip/Hop, and even alternative artists. MINEMANN's music is a reflection of all things eccentric. He delivers an unexpecting performance with the music he's created over the past 6 months! There's only one way for you to fully understand the listening experience that MINEMANN offers, and that is by listening to the very first track from his EP 'I Hate My Hometown', titled "I Don't Wanna Be Here Anymore".
"I Don't Wanna Be Here Anymore" is MINEMANN's intro song to his EP "I Hate My Hometown.". The vocal performance by MINEMANN in this particular track can be categorized as both aggressive and vigilant. "I Don't Wanna Be Here" is MINEMANN's attempt at vocalizing his inner frustration and emotions regarding a trivial time in his life. It's easy to say that "I Don't Wanna Be Here Anymore", along with the other tracks on MINEMANN's EP, offer an eclectic display of Alt/Punk harmonies. The actual content can be understood as vulnerable, haunting, and mystic. It was clear to us that MINEMANN offers a softer side with this song, but continues to amp up that intensified execution as we progress through the EP. All in all, it's safe to say you'll need to prepare yourself for MINEMANN’s music.
Listen to MINEMANN and his track "I Don't Wanna Be Here" here.
Hey there, MINEMANN! As a recently debuting artist, how does it feel to finally have your music be released?! How did the process of writing, recording, and releasing your EP "I Hate My Hometown"?
It feels like my music finally serving its purpose, it's not just sitting in a folder anymore it's actually out there helping people feel less alone, the way I wanted it to. the EP was made in about a week? it was my first time making anything more than one song at a time and I really loved being able to stretch one idea across multiple songs so that I could clearly express the emotions I wanted to.
Your music inspiration seems to be drawn from a variety of sources. As an artist who dabbles with punk, rock, alternative, and hip/hop, do you find it easy to extract components from each genre-style and incorporate it to your own sound?
I grew up listening to everything rock and rap, from biggie to Nirvana I've always loved music. my first introduction to writing music was with an old cheap guitar in some horrible punk bands in my freshman year of high school, I think the only reason I blended both genres was because I didn't have a band to play with when I decided I wanted to pursue music, instead, I had to program my own drums alongside my punk guitar and vocals. I guess I never really thought about which components I use from which genres, I just make what feels true to me and the emotions I want to express.
What kind of message were you truly trying to get across to your listeners with "I Don't Wanna Be Here Anymore"?
"I don't wanna be here anymore" is an extremely blunt song, it was a time where I felt like the struggles I was going through didn't matter to the person who was supposed to care about them, it felt like they cared more everyone else in the world than me, who was supposed to be their "world". there's a line in the song that perfectly captures the message I wanted to send, "talk about the lives that you wanna save, well what about mine?"
As a new emerging artist, have you found yourself to be inclined to work with other artists? Are there any collaborations you're seeking out?
I'm always willing to work with anyone who I genuinely like as a person, but I think my dream is to have David Grohl play drums for one of my songs.