The Founder and Editor-In-Main of Now Enjoyment speaks on artist clashing, misunderstood tracks, and defying the boundaries of the standard songs marketplace
Like most of today’s Millennial and Gen-Z demographic, singer and songwriter Tony M. Fountain did not want to work a normal 9-5 – alternatively finding his pathway immersed in new music.
CelebMix sat down with Fountain, the founder and Editor-In-Main of Now Leisure, and chatted about Now Amusement and why this sample of artists misunderstanding other artist’s music.
Acknowledging the necessity and electric power of our workforce operating from a 9-5 plan, Fountain pointed out that “our country would shut down without having our strong guys and women” in the workforce. Obtaining worked all forms of employment in a assortment of industries – from manufacturing facility get the job done to even hauling gasoline for trucking businesses, Fountain considered songs to be a contacting he had to response.
“Early on, I started out pursuing a rap occupation, but everyday living transpired and I turned a battling single father, so I continued working 9-5’s though recording and running a blog about other artists,” he told CelebMix. “That determination led me to produce the Now Leisure label imprint, distributing some of their audio, afterwards developing the brand name into a electronic journal.”
CelebMix: You have shared music was a calling you experienced to respond to. Inform us about it.
Tony M. Fountain: To be straightforward, it was some thing that started as a signifies to move the time in course, but the much more I wrote I started to realize I was ready to dive a bit further into how I felt about sure subject areas.
Have you at any time played points again in your head and thought about how you should really have responded to sure situations? I have, and so for me writing tunes was kind of like journaling which also allowed me to say what I wanted to – but in an indirect way.
Songs also came effortlessly to me I’ve always been the variety to view and observe – in no way the loud mouth know-it-all. Alternatively than speaking on things at the second, I test to sense out a scenario and review issues from all angles. The moment you open up your mouth it’s really hard to consider back what you’ve said, but with new music, you can write a thing and toss it if it is not particularly how you actually experience. It also forces you to believe a bit additional when crafting.
Coming to the Table
For any artist, a single of our favored inquiries to question is who they could see on their own sitting down at a table with, alive or deceased, and why. Of class, we experienced to talk to Fountain that very same question.
“That’s a great problem, and I could title so several. In this case, I would have to say Eazy-E. He was a pioneer in his personal appropriate, as effectively as placing Bone Thugs-N-Harmony collectively, which is a single of my preferred teams as effectively as genuine innovators. Without Eazy-E getting place them on, we would not have half of the tunes we have nowadays. As considerably as I’m worried, they’re legends. I consider Eazy would be ready to give a ton of guidance when it will come to the company facet of things.”
When it arrives to clashing and artists taking a particular observe and mistaking it for a “dis,” Fountain has sadly seen this all way too often. “I remember an artist coming to me about one particular of my preceding tracks wondering my song was a dis track when in reality, that wasn’t the case at all,” Fountain disclosed to CelebMix.
In tries at outlining this sample of music lyrics being misunderstood or taken out of context, Fountain referenced a few examples–Maroon 5’s “More difficult to Breathe,” Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” and B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya.”
“Songs can be interpreted in many various ways, dependent on the listener – it is all subjective,” he additional. “There have been tunes these types of as Maroon 5’s “Harder to Breathe” that people today believed experienced to do with really like, but in actuality, were fully about their label.
Then you have a observe like “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People, that have this sort of an upbeat, catchy tune that you could not figure out – in this case, it’s a track about gun control and mental ailment.
The late B.I.G.’s track “Who Shot Ya” was regarded as a assert to the 2Pac capturing, for the reason that of the timing of the launch, even though Biggie denied it – we all know what transpired afterward.”
As for Fountain’s hottest monitor, “G.I.T.,” this was taken out of context, way too, by a person Fountain realized individually as a diss tune. “But like my lover says, ‘a harm puppy will be the first to cry!’ When people know they’ve carried out you improper, and their egos are that large to the point they truly feel you pretty much took the time to produce a tune about them – that when the issues arise. At the conclusion of the day, it is what it is. As an artist, you’re putting you out there in a vulnerable way and you have to accept what could come alongside with it if not, if you maintain again in any way to appease individuals, then your art will be watered down.”
Amusement Now and In the Potential
Presently, Fountain’s most up-to-date keep track of will come packed with soul and emotion. “We all offer with way much too considerably on a day-to-day foundation, encompassing ourselves with much more drama or limitations.” Fountain explained. “Knowing your benefit and reducing ties with everyone seeking to keep you back, becoming passive-aggressive, or trying to take benefit of you, is crucial.”
General, G.I.T. is about outgrowing particular negative circumstances, Fountain told CelebMix. “It’s not about 1 given instance or particular person at all. But like my nephew Austin explained, ‘if the shoe suits, dress in it.’ If there is a line in the track you imagine is in reference to you then that is your heart letting you know one thing. Most likely it is time to take a glimpse in the mirror and a minute to mirror.”
Fountain began as an artist who sought to do far more than just make money off other artist’s creativity. “There’s a good little bit of persons in this enterprise who are entirely in it for income, and could give two sh*** about the artists. My individual creative imagination has been pushed to the back for years, though building other factors of my business enterprise. All the specialized things can put a damper on the arts for absolutely sure, but I’m attempting to obtain a harmony amongst the two, now that I’ve grown issues with Now Amusement to this stage. My purpose is to carry on aiding other artists expand their vocation, whilst continue to having the means to launch new music on my have phrases.”
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