Ed Brown Official, the Hickory North Carolina based R&B sensation is set to take flight in by simply bringing the wow factor to his audience. Ed’s smooth style is a warm combination of the old school mixed with new school. Ed grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, Jodeci and many more. Singing in church gave him the tools and he has never looked back since. Ed is now focusing on his new single “It’s All Good” the Remix ft. Greystorm which will be available everywhere! The song will be distributed by Street Savvy Records via Universal Music Group Distribution.
- How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?
Ed Brown Official: I’ve been in the music business almost a year. But I’ve been singing all of my life. I had an opportunity to put together an EP about 4 years ago. Which led me to a distribution deal.
- Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?
Ed Brown Official: My first and strongest musical influences were Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Steve Arrington, Jodeci, Horace Brown, Steve Grey and anyone who had that flava.
- Which artists are you currently listening to?
Ed Brown Official: I’m currently listening to Chris Brown, Miguel, I’m even listening to Jaquees.
- What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music?
Ed Brown Official: The key elements people should get out of my music is the natural feelings of love between two people. Right along with dope lyrics over hot tracks which makes people want to listen very closely to what I’m bringing to the music game.
- What do you think separates you from the crowd of artists emerging right now?
Ed Brown Official: What separates me from the artists out right now is that I’m bringing back the soul of the music. That old school feel with hot new styled tracks with dope harmonies.
- If could sing a duet with an already well-known female artist right now, who would your choice fall on?
Ed Brown Official: If I could sing a duet with a female artist right now, I’d probably choose Lil’ Mo! Because I’ve always wanted to sing a song with her. She has that flava that makes people pay attention. Just as I do.
- Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they drawn from your creative storytelling skills?
Ed Brown Official: My lyrics come from both sides… Some things that I’ve gone through. And some things that I’ve witnessed other people go through. So I speak for them in my music.
- What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?
Ed Brown Official: I would consider the night point in my career thus far being that I ran into Steve Grey as I was putting together an EP and he offered me a distribution deal under him. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to let the world hear me.
- What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?
Ed Brown Official: The most difficult thing that I’ve had to endure would be that I see how people are always faking it on a daily basis. Which sometimes causes me to be by myself a lot. Because I can’t take chances on anyone messing up my position and my blessings.
- What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style or tempo?
Ed Brown Official: I try to always include very nice vocal pitches and harmonies to bring people into the song so they can really vibe with me.
- Do you also produce the beats and write all the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of these cases?
Ed Brown Official: I don’t claim to be a producer. So I leave all that up to Steve, he’s a master when it comes to the production. But he and I always collaborate on the lyrics. He makes me think outside of the box.
- Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?
Ed Brown Official: The aspect that most excites me is that we can always call the shots on what we want to put out as long as its radio friendly. We have a lot of control. But what I don’t like is that a lot of the ground work is on us. But it’s always worth it in the end lol.
- How do you market your music? Do you have a team to help you or do you do and control everything by yourself?
Ed Brown Official: I have a team that helps me. We collaborate on what strategies we have and narrow it down to what needs to be done effectively.
- If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?
Ed Brown Official: If I had the opportunity to change the way the music business works right now, I’d change the way they hang you out to dry after they sign you to a deal. All an artist wants to do is succeed in this cut throat business.
- If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?
Ed Brown Official: My two key words would have to be “Street sound” with “Aggressive Beats”.
- Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?
Ed Brown Official: Yes I consider social media very fundamental in building a career in today’s music. My personal relationship with it is that I really enjoy reaching out to my fanbase and actually allowing them to be a part of my life. I use it to give people an open view in my daily activities and to let them be a part of my journey.
- Tell us something about your latest release “It’s All Good” the Remix ft Greystorm and where fans can find it.
Ed Brown Official: My latest release “It’s all good” is a banger! People really accepted the record very well. Its very radio friendly with good energy behind it. That’s why we had to do a remix. Everyone can find it on all digital outlets…Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, iHeart radio and other digital platforms.
- What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout and are you busy working on something new for them?
Ed Brown Official: I love visual media… And yes… It’s very important for my music. That’s one of the ways that people can really get a feel of what I’m doing and hear the good music that I put out. My fans can check out the original video of “It’s all good” on Vevo and YouTube. And I’m actually about to record my next club banger. It will be titled “Red Lite”.
- Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?
Ed Brown Official: I prefer either one…because working in a studio environment allows me to sit back and think about what I want to give to the world, while stage performing live, lets me connect with the audience and watch them feel my flow.
- What’s next on the upcoming agenda for Ed Brown Official?
Ed Brown Official: What’s next for Ed Brown Official is gonna be an EP with some more of the dope flava and vocals, and of course doing shows so my fans can see and feel me.