This past Friday, I had the pleasure of going to fellow Memphian Skewby’s private listening session for his latest release, More Or Less. He’s had quite a busy year since the release of last year’s Proving You Wrong since ’88 (he’s been featured in the Source’s Unsigned Hype column (April/May 2010), performed on MTV, and opened for Lil Wayne’s Farewell tour). Based on the positive responses he received at the listening session, he won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Skewby is definitely an artist to keep on your radar.
He took some time out yesterday to answer a few questions for me. Check it.
It’s the eve of the release for More Or Less; How do you feel?
I feel good. Just chill really. Ready to advance and to give my people something new.
How did you decide on the title?
It came from a conversation with a friend. We were talking about life, and I said “life is more or less what you make it.” That just stuck with me. It described the period in my life perfectly.
The sound of this record is different from Proving You Wrong Since ’88, which had a really fun, cool kid retro vibe. More Or Less is sleeker, a little more mature. Natural growth or strategically planned?
Just natural growth really. Nothing was planned. It was all organic. I just went in the studio and did what felt true to me.
Which song are you most looking forward to performing live? Why?
Probably LALA. Ready to see what the crowd does with that song.
What’s one thing you hope people take away from your music?
Mostly the positive energy that it comes with.
Any videos in the works?
Not yet, we’ll see what the most talked about tracks are and just go from there.
Are there any upcoming shows** that our readers need to know about?
Definitely. January 21st at the Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis. Good times ahead.
We’re living in a digital world: where can people download More or Less?
They can download it at http://www.djbooth.net/* (Click on Covers Below to download!)
Where can people learn and hear more about Skewby?
They can follow me at twitter.com/skewby or peep my blog somethingaboutskewby.com.
*Download became available on DJ Booth at (you guessed it!) 12:21 p.m. Gotta love the marketing! Here’s the More Or Less video from the listening session: