Everybody has a dream and you just have to believe in yourself and I want to be the spokesperson for that. The court came about when I was traveling throughout Louisville and I saw this court and I wanted to do something special for my city. There are a lot of obstacles that have been thrown my way, but you know, I think this album is about overcoming those obstacles and staying true to myself. This is the quintessential idea that germinates in the American Dream. I hear the beat that moves me the most — the one that provokes emotion. . He writes about the struggles of relationships, about turning into the better man that can make a situation work.
Before that, we worked on the Bespoke and just made everything special. You play it through your house and you just feel good, you know? From taking a break from music to becoming a changed man with priorities and responsibilities thanks to the birth of his daughter Harley, Bryson Tiller has developed an authentic blueprint for success that stems from a genuine source of wanting to betterment of oneself and the people around him. Gaming is different for me now because I barely have time to play. Then I quit music for a few years once I realized I was having a daughter. To me it was just me and was what I wear. So when I officially decided to do a court we hit up Nike and they were on board and wanted to make it official.
I like to be by myself in the studio, nobody around at all. For example, Sade is the artist I go to when I feel free and I want to feel the vibes. I get to witness this type of stuff. I went to Walmart and saw a Boston hat with a curved brim and I put it on and it made me feel like a dad. What was the most memorable and most difficult process of making True To Self? I was saying things that people wanted to hear. How did that relationship with the Swoosh come about? His hard work is not just for himself — he is a family man. Hopefully every song you can at least understand the story.
That makes me work harder and harder. You said you wanted to inspire people regardless if they plan to be artists or not. When I was making the album I thought the answer to that question would be the sample situation and getting them cleared, but they actually cleared really quickly which was super surprising. The artist handles the great honor with class. Take a look below for more of our conversation with Bryson Tiller.
So I was going to work and people were asking me if I had a kid on the way, but I felt that people were looking at me as if I was a thug with some baby-mamma drama just because I had the snapback, tattoos, and a tank-top. Why not have a studio of your own and just wake up in the middle of the night and be able to record when you get that light bulb moment. Pulled beats off of SoundClick and started writing. Both SoundClick and SoundCloud allow artists to share their music and even sample other songs or beats. The anticipation builds for his upcoming album, True to Self. Are you the type who needs a lot of people in the studio with you or would you rather be alone while you create? Then Rihanna walks in then Kylie Jenner walks in and French Montana and Travis Scott and Diddy and all these other people. You can do whatever, you can make soul music or you can yodel in the studio if you want to.
The most memorable would probably be being in the studio. I want to be remembered as somebody who inspires people to be great. My life did a complete turn. Do what you feel is best. I wanted to do something that you can physically see and go to, almost like a monument.
In my head or out loud. I was writing about corny stuff like that. Do you ever sit back and think to yourself that things are moving extremely fast? I always write one liners in my notes in my iPhone. How has Harley helped your growth as a man and as an artist? I get off stage and I walk through my green room getting ready to chill and kick back and the next thing you know, Justin Bieber walks in slow-clapping and congratulating me. Do you find it more satisfying working behind the scenes helping others in the writing process or would you rather tell your own story? For those who are inspired by you musically, what advice do you have for them? I find it more satisfying working alongside another artist. I started doing the artist thing because a few people started to like my music and it became a snowball effect. I play video games all day and my daughter sits there and watches me.
I always tell people this. Then when I found out I was having a daughter I got a job. And I think I might be the artist you play when you want to reflect on your relationship or figure out how to talk to your girl. I just feel great to be a part of it. Not only that, you avoid being judged by any middleman or engineer in the studio. .