Self-taught writer, producer, engineer, and vocalist, D.A. Bey hailing from Cleveland, Ohio by way of Cleveland, Ohio has over 15 years of experience in the world of music. Having worked with artists such as MGK, The Game, Rich Homie Quan, and many more – it’s obvious that with time, he has been able to hone his skills. Now creating his own musical path, he’s making quite the introduction into the industry with the release of two brand new singles, “Eskitit” and “3 AM in Cleveland” ahead of release of his debut album, Neon Heights. We caught up with him to discuss how the quarantine has affected him during the global pandemic, the inspiration behind the two singles, and much more!
Tell us about the release of your brand-new singles, “Eskitit” and “3 AM in Cleveland.”
My two new singles “Eskitit” and “3AM in Cleveland” represent an introduction to my brand, my esthetic, and everything that I offer as a musical artist. “Eskitit” is an up-tempo hip-hop/pop leaning track, it is really fun. “3 AM in Cleveland” is more of a down-tempo, smooth, funky, R&B song. I think between the two songs, you will get a good taste of what I’m able to do as an artist.
You have over 15 years of experience in the music industry. What do you believe it has taught you?
In over 15 years that I have spent in this industry working and collaborating, I’ve learned the art of perseverance. I’ve also learned that patience is my superpower. I just know that if something doesn’t go right the first time, you just have to keep going at it while keeping an open mind. You have to find different ways to reach your goals in your career. I’ve also learned that the music industry is kind of small, so you don’t have to worry about chasing after people to listen to your music or involve them in your career. More than likely, if you’re doing what you have to do, you’ll see them again.
How would you describe quarantine life as an artist during this time of the global pandemic?
Quarantine life as an artist honestly, for me hasn’t really changed much. I know a lot of artists work from home now. Home studios is popular. For me, it hasn’t changed much because I record my own music. I also produce. My team and I have been working like that consistently for a really long time. I think more so now, it is a lot easier to meet the challenges because of technology. You can lock in with your fans through the internet, it’s all digital. I definitely would say that I have not only met the challenges in quarantine life but considering we’re starting this campaign during this time; we’re exceeding and meeting expectations as a team.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see from you in 2021?
I’m currently working on my debut EP called, Neon Heights. You can expect that in the summer of 2021. Overall, fans and readers can expect to see a consistent output of content and music that will really help connect them to who I am not only as an artist but just as a person and creator.
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