Rediisin Reminds Us That, "It Doesn't Always Pay Off"

Coming to his audience with an animated new single, “It Doesn’t Always Pay Off” is Rediisin’s effervescent take on the angst that new graduates feel when searching for a job.

Immediately infiltrating our speakers with a buoyant soundscape, we hone in on the warmth radiated through opulent guitar riffs that plunge us into the upbeat nature of this record. Consistently establishing a rhythmic groove that resonates with a feeling of perpetual vibrations, the bassline heard is just one of the many features that draw you into a hypnotic state of factuality.

Using his own experience to reiterate the sunken feeling that dwells across the emotions of all fresh graduates on the hunt for their own taste of success, Rediisin’s deep and prevailing timbres border the line of intriguing timbres, and blatant spoken word artistry. We admire the unique blend of conveyance as the words he performs truly have us reaching into the nostalgic sector of our mind in order to place ourselves in his shoes directly.

Fusing together the playful essence that runs widespread in the instrumentation, we appreciate the reality check that comes hailing from “It Doesn’t Always Pay Off.” Be sure to dip your ears into the eclectic spirit of Rediisin’s inimitable styling and find out for yourself.

Welcome back to BuzzMusic Rediisin, congratulations on the release of “It Doesn’t Always Pay Off.” We love the realism that you speak into your art. It feels extremely authentic! Was there a particular moment or story that allowed you to bring this creation to life the way you saw fit?

Lyrics are actually one of the last things I write in a song, I just try to manifest the meaning of the song based on the feel of the instrumentals. The instrumentals are so cute and innocent they reminded me of being in school. From there, I just start writing down memories of being in University, guessing answers on tests, sleepless nights from overthinking and anxiety, and overdrinking alcohol thinking it would help my anxiety LOL. There wasn't anyone moment or story because it was a collection of how I felt in University. I actually didn't want to go into university but I was pressured by my tiger mom, so "It Doesn't Always Pay Off" reflects that feeling of working towards something that won't necessarily get you where you want to be. I didn't regret going to University because I met some great people and learned a lot about the creative industries, but it took the full four years to realize I wanted to be an artist and I'm not satisfied just working on other people's projects.

At what point did you know this song was finished and ready for release? We find that this is something all artists have a different viewpoint on.

I rerecorded this song about three times, so it really did take me a while to know it was ready for release. After my third rerecord of vocals I just thought "wow this is it", gave it a quick mix, and sent it to be mastered. I generally don't like the sound of my own voice (but who does) so when I listen to myself and think "wow this is good", I know it's time. I also need to feel a type of movement to release a song, I like to think of it as looking at a painting, once every part of the piece is rich and directs your attention throughout the whole piece, it's done.

What words of advice do you have for people in the situation that you’re singing about?

There is one lyric in this song for the people working towards something they're unsure of, "Don't stop, Keep on, On with the pedaling". I really do believe we just need to keep working towards something, no matter what it is. If you're working hard every day, you'll find yourself along the way. The worst thing you can do is stop the gears because once you stop, it's really hard to get going again (take it from experience). And hey, I know tons of people who are working in an industry outside their major and they love it! You got to follow that spark.

What’s your mission statement as an artist? How do you ensure that’s established in all that you do?

As an artist, I just want to create something new, something that people cannot define. Every time someone says "I can't pinpoint the genre of your music" I get a kick out of it because it's not supposed to be indie pop or synth-rock, it's supposed to be me!