The world seems to occasionally forget that their beloved genre of Rock and Roll is an extension of the wonderful world of jazz and R&B. Legendary artist such as Prince, James Brown, and Stevie Wonder understood the relevance and it’s significance of fusing both ends of the musical spectrum’s together. As a result, they’ve inspired several artist such as De’Angelo, Lenny Kravitz and most recently of this generation the “How many Drinks” crooner Miguel. However, even though the torch has been passed, there is another musician off in the horizon that is helping supporting the weight of that torch and his name is Reasn.
All the way from Columbia, Missouri the captivating “Killer” singer is literally killing the game by ripping and rifting his guitar all across the world. Singing in city after city belting out his rock soul ballads, Bleu was fortunate enough to speak with the very busy and talent musician. Traveling to New Orleans on the tour bus with B.O.B, his humbled, mannerable spirit was the first thing I noticed as he said laughingly, “Forgive me if I ask you to repeat your questions, It’s pretty loud on this bus.” “ No problem”, I replied and proceeded giving Reasn the third degree.
Q: Which song on your EP reflects you best as an artist or means the most to you?
A: “Like a Bird”, it’s the last song on the EP. It doesn’t get much notoriety but it has the biggest meaning. It’s word for word explains my personal experiences that happened when I was five years old.
Q: You have toured with artist such as Tinashe, Estelle, & currently B.O.B, what has been your most memorable experience on the road on or off the stage?
A: I’m on tour right now as we speak. I was hurt for eight month. I tore my acquillies. So a lot of questions in my head started to come about like am I really as good as I think I am or is the music as good as I think. Are people going to like it. Its my first time being out so when people are responding to every song, or coming up with pictures, and saying I can’t wait to hear more are the most memorable experiences.
Q: What is the biggest factor in your life that encourages your drive?
Family, 100 percent. When I say family I don’t mean immediate family. I’m pretty close with the guys who are with me on this project. Making sure they believe in me and I just want it to pay off. That’s what really drives me.
Q: Where do y0u see yourself in a year from now and is there anyone who you would let you collaborate with?
A: I don’t want to ever stop. I just want to go far as I can. I want people to hear my music and feel my wave as much as possible. As far as working with anyone, Adele is a person I’ve always wanted to work with. That’s my main person and I hear she docent work with too many people but I reach for the sky.
“70 WEST” EP on Soundcloud and Spotify