RHY

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Where are you currently based? Currently my kitchen table; I haven’t moved for a while. How did you first start playing music? I first started playing as an 8 year old because my brother was learning guitar and I wanted to do everything he did. I actually learnt the trumpet as my first instrument. I’m pretty crap now but it’s a cool party trick (and I really respect anyone who’s actually good at it). Where are you currently based and how has your Covid experience been?  I’m super lucky to be quite sheltered from the virus over here in WA but the few months we were locked down were definitely instrumental (haha) in getting this song to a happy place. Obviously covid sucks, but in a strange way I appreciate it for the time it gave me. Your debut single 'Full Grown' was released March 5, what influenced the sound and songwriting? The song itself was written a couple years ago though it has come a long way since then. Because I started it yonks ago the production is super influenced by the artists I was pumping at the time, mainly Panama and Roosevelt. The lyrics are based on a struggle of mine at the time, as I felt ill-equipped to enter a relationship.  How did you go about writing Full Grown? I actually started producing the beat on a family holiday in a hotel room, but as with most things I make I just went through a stupidly long loop of producing, taking it away and listening, writing down notes then coming back and making changes. The lyrics were the complete opposite and finished in one sitting though. Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with? All recording and producing by myself, in a number of places actually but none of them being a proper studio. Then the legend James Newhouse fattened it up with his master. What does Full Grown mean to you? It means having it all together. Bit of a myth really. I feel like a kid a lot and I’m okay to admit it; sometimes it’s great thing and it sometimes it kinda sucks. Who are you listening to at the moment? At the literal moment I am listening to Candid by Sevier; some cool Perth dudes who happen to also share my release date. I’ve been listening to a bunch of Perth folk lately, such as Michael Day, Jacob Wylde, Grievous Bodily Calm and Kyle Charles Hall, among others. What do you like to do away from music? Mainly eating, reading, date nights and walks with my dog. Also love a good game of bananagrams, though I wouldn’t say I’m good at it.  What's planned for 2021? More releases, more eating, reading, date nights, walkies and defs more bananagrams so I can actually get good. Also very very keen to start playing live real soon around Perth! Favourite food and place to hangout? Always big on Mexican food. There’s a taco joint literally 2mins walk from our front door called Hermanos En Cantina which is kinda the go-to hangout for us. Big recommend. https://soundcloud.com/rhyanlj/full-grown/s-YZKjGTQkXsN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhyan_lj/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicbyRHY/

Where are you currently based?

Currently my kitchen table; I haven’t moved for a while.

How did you first start playing music?

I first started playing as an 8 year old because my brother was learning guitar and I wanted to do everything he did. I actually learnt the trumpet as my first instrument. I’m pretty crap now but it’s a cool party trick (and I really respect anyone who’s actually good at it).

Where are you currently based and how has your Covid experience been?

I’m super lucky to be quite sheltered from the virus over here in WA but the few months we were locked down were definitely instrumental (haha) in getting this song to a happy place. Obviously covid sucks, but in a strange way I appreciate it for the time it gave me.

Your debut single ‘Full Grown’ was released March 5, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

The song itself was written a couple years ago though it has come a long way since then. Because I started it yonks ago the production is super influenced by the artists I was pumping at the time, mainly Panama and Roosevelt. The lyrics are based on a struggle of mine at the time, as I felt ill-equipped to enter a relationship.

How did you go about writing Full Grown?

I actually started producing the beat on a family holiday in a hotel room, but as with most things I make I just went through a stupidly long loop of producing, taking it away and listening, writing down notes then coming back and making changes. The lyrics were the complete opposite and finished in one sitting though.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?

All recording and producing by myself, in a number of places actually but none of them being a proper studio. Then the legend James Newhouse fattened it up with his master.

What does Full Grown mean to you?

It means having it all together. Bit of a myth really. I feel like a kid a lot and I’m okay to admit it; sometimes it’s great thing and it sometimes it kinda sucks.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

At the literal moment I am listening to Candid by Sevier; some cool Perth dudes who happen to also share my release date. I’ve been listening to a bunch of Perth folk lately, such as Michael Day, Jacob Wylde, Grievous Bodily Calm and Kyle Charles Hall, among others.

What do you like to do away from music?

Mainly eating, reading, date nights and walks with my dog. Also love a good game of bananagrams, though I wouldn’t say I’m good at it.

What’s planned for 2021?

More releases, more eating, reading, date nights, walkies and defs more bananagrams so I can actually get good. Also very very keen to start playing live real soon around Perth!

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Always big on Mexican food. There’s a taco joint literally 2mins walk from our front door called Hermanos En Cantina which is kinda the go-to hangout for us. Big recommend.

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