HateBeingSad is catchy af and speaks to one of the most universal human experiences – the art of overthinking. Closure is a myth, and chasing it is folly. We need to just come to terms with the fact that this is reality as it exists without ever finding out the ‘why’ of it. What does the song mean to you, did writing it help purge some of the angst associated with these feelings?
King Locus: So this song actually means a lot to me. I just needed to get out all my feelings toward this toxic situation I was in with this girl I was obsessed with, but it was all for nothing. When I go to the studio and record, I can never make a song just to make it. It has to be how I’m feeling at the moment, and I had writer's block because of the situation. I was dodging it for weeks, then finally, I just said we need to get this over with. I recorded the song in less than an hour. Clearly, I needed to vent, you know? It did help me move on from the situation, especially when I found out the girl was listening to the song.
What was it like being able to collab with sagecharmaine on this track?? What was the best part of the experience for you?
King Locus: Sage is hands down one of the most talented artists I’ve worked with. She killed her part, it was perfect. She was probably the easiest artist I’ve ever worked with, very understanding, and always updated me on when the song would be done. I will be trying to make more music in the future with her 100 percent. If you wanna listen to a talented artist with a great sound, good ideas, and the aesthetic to go with it, listen to sagecharmaine.
How would you describe your sound, and what sets you apart from other artists in an incredibly saturated market?
King Locus: I think a lot of artists just think they are the most amazing artist ever when they aren’t. They forget to have fun when they make their music. My friends and I, and my entire group, have so much fun making music. It’s deeper than just trying to get a paycheck or fame. Yeah, that’s amazing and all, but if you listen to my music, you’ll hear in every song what was going on in my life at that time. So I would say when you listen to my music, you hear the sadness, the charisma, the anger, or even like happiness, depending on the month. All humans go through different emotions through the seasons, just like my sound.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and inspirations?
King Locus: Blink 182 in the early 2000s - my big brothers always had them on. My Chemical Romance, for sure, and probably the vocal sound from Simple Plan.
If you could collab with any artist, past or present, who would you choose and why?
King Locus: I’d wanna collab with Tom Delonge; I’d love to have a song with our vocals going back and forth. I could die happy.
What’s the next step on your musical journey? What should fans be keeping an eye out for?
King Locus: Actually, I’m about to release a song or two in about two weeks. Not sure which ones yet, but they are coming. I have an album I’m working on, and I have a collab project I’m gonna start working on with my group. I might even start a band as a side project. So if you wanna be there for all that, look me up, please!
Interviewed By Vanessa Siebrass
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