EP: Dylan Owen – There’s More To Life
The 22 Year-Old New York Rap Artist Explores His Transition Into Young Adulthood In Heartfelt, Hip-Hop-Meets-Indie-Rock There’s More To Life EP
Prolific New York rap artist Dylan Owen has released his There’s More To Life EP, a story of transitioning into young adulthood and letting go of the person that he used to be. “Struggling to find my identity in this huge world, I reflect on the psychological adventures of my childhood and teenage years to discover why I am who I am,” explains the 22 year-old, whose music is influenced by a range of artists, including Atmosphere, Bright Eyes, Eminem, and Talib Kweli. “I started to come to grips with the things I won’t be able to do in life. There’s a lot of fear in that, but ultimately, I encourage myself and others who relate that there will be more to life than what we’ve known.”
There’s More To Life presents Dylan Owen’s organic hip-hop-meets-indie-rock sound with boom bap drums, live guitars and violins, antique pianos, and vintage lo-fi keyboards all in the same setting. The EP was written over the past few years, as Dylan Owen’s been living between NYC and his small hometown in Orange County, NY. In addition to cuts from DJ Rob Swift on “There’s More To Life,” which is over 100K plays on SoundCloud, the project was produced in-full by Skinny Atlas (whose credits include Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and Tank). “I wanted to bring my confessional, heartfelt storytelling to life with nostalgic instrumentation that reinforces the vocals/lyrics/message,” Dylan Owen explains. “What makes my perspective as an artist unique is clearer here than ever before.”
Check out Dylan Owen’s website for There’s More To Life, where people can stream the Soundcloud embeds, view the individual paintings for each song, and also see his handwritten backstory about each song on the project: http://www.
Listen to There’s More To Life: https://soundcloud.com/
Buy There’s More To Life on iTunes: apple.co/1J5Pbn2
Dylan Owen Background:
Dylan Owen is a rap artist from New York. With his own brand of heart-on-sleeve, confessional storytelling, he has built an undeniable fan following at a young age. His wordplay and multisyllabic patterns prove his proficiency as a rapper, while his writing feels more like that of a young storyteller who can also rhyme. Dylan left Cornell University in 2011 to develop as an artist in New York City.
In late 2012, Billboard elected Dylan a top-15 “Next Big Sound” artist based on his swiftly growing online buzz. Dylan has opened for Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Chiddy Bang, Mac Lethal, Grieves, George Watsky, The Metermaids, Logic, Skizzy Mars, Asher Roth, and many others. Dylan will be releasing music and videos leading up to a new project, There’s More To Life, the next installment in his coming-of-age story.
There’s More To Life: https://soundcloud.com/
“Everything Gets Old”: https://youtu.be/w0lTbfUlI7k // https://soundcloud.com/dylanowenmusic/everything-gets-old
“The Best Fears of Our Lives”: https://soundcloud.com/
“Sail Up the Sun”: https://soundcloud.com/dylanowenmusic/sail-up-the-sun
Bio, photos, and more info on Dylan Owen: http://audibletreats.com/dylan-owen