“The music I have out right now is really just the tip of the iceberg.” Skrizzly Adams disclosed in a recent conversation with The Feature Story. As a truly remarkable artist, who embodies a distinct and unique brand, Adams has decisively cut a path for his music.
It’s been two years since the release of his aptly titled single, “Tipping Point” and a lot has changed for this emerging star since. When we last sat down to talk with Adams in 2015, he had signed with Atlantic Records and was touring the nation, opening for the likes of Elle King. It was a promising advance that served as a catalyst for more.
However, early in 2017 the decisive instinct of Skriz made a bold move to reclaim independence as an artist and in the music business. He revealed, “At the top of the year I asked off my label, Atlantic Records, simply because they weren’t doing anything with me, and I didn’t see a future where we were thriving together. Going independent in order to take steps forward was a necessity.”
And today we are honored to be among the first to announce one of those steps forward with the release of a brand new song entitled, “Redemption“.
This single only foreshadows the music Skrizzly plans to release. “I have a lot of music in the vault right now. Well over a dozen songs, all of which I love.” he shared, continuing, “I cover a lot of ground with this new music, while still always staying true to myself. I couldn’t be more excited about it!”
And neither could we! We are pleased to share “Redemption” with you now! Listen and be sure to keep reading below to find out all the big moves Skrizzly has planned to wind down 2017!
Marian: Catch me up on what you have been up to since we talked last in 2015 after the release of “Tipping Point”?
Skrizzly Adams: Since the release of “Tipping Point” I’ve been busy traveling, brining my music to the fans all over the country, and working towards getting new music ready for release. It’s been an amazing year getting to really connect with the fans and start to build a strong foundation for all that’s to come.
M: I understand you may have some new music coming out this month, what can you tell us about it? Influences, inspirations, etc.?
SA: I have a lot of music in the vault right now. Well over a dozen songs, all of which I love. The music I have out right now is really just the tip of the iceberg. I cover a lot of ground with this new music, while still always staying true to myself. I couldn’t be more excited about it.
M: When can fans expect to get their hands on the new tracks? Is there an album/EP release scheduled?
SA: Starting August I’ll begin the steady release of new music. I’ve got singles, EP’s, and even an album in the works. Once I start, I don’t plan on stopping for a very long time.
M: As you grow artistically, what continues to inspire your songwriting? Has the process changed or evolved over time?
SA: Honestly, my songwriting process has a mind of it’s own and always has for me. I’m grateful to say the well hasn’t run dry yet and that inspiration just comes to me. My process always has been rigorous and usually involves making multiple versions of songs and constantly flipping a record until I can’t take it any farther. It’s always been that way for me. I’m sure that as things progress and I get more resources, I’ll get to evolve my process for the better. But over the past few years it has a been a very organic process.
M: What motivated your recent decision to cut ties with your record label and pursue music independently?
SA: At the top of the year I asked off my label, Atlantic Records, simply because they weren’t doing anything with me, and I didn’t see a future where we were thriving together. Going independent in order to take steps forward was a necessity.
M: How can fans and listeners support your new endeavor?
SA: Just keep spreading the word. Word of mouth has done wonders for me. When I start to release music, share it and tell all your friends about me. But more important than that, come out to the shows. That’s where it all happens and comes together. I see a big future for us in the live music setting.
M: What are your plans for the rest of 2017? Touring? House parties?
SA: I’ll definitely be back out on the road this fall whether it be a full on tour or a house party tour, that’s a promise. And of course, lots of new music.
M: Are you still making and selling beef jerky? How is that going? Any new and exciting things coming up there?
SA: Of course! Skrizzly’s Beef Jerky is the backbone of what I do. I’m selling them nightly when I’m out on the road. I’m currently undergoing a rebranding process and am excited to continue to bring my meat to the people.