“It’s kind of this pressure as well when you release a song that’s going to be there forever. In a hundred years that song will still be there. If you don’t put all you can into it, then it’s not going to be significant, or noteworthy. It’s not going to stand the test of time. So when you’re putting out music, you have to make sure that everything you do is the best.”
Introduction by Adria Leeper-Sullivan & Photographs by Theo Constantinou
Young God and Kingston of Blue Sky Black Death have been producing a mix of dark and minimal beats for over ten years. Not yet famous, or making a killing from their music, they accept that their willingness to hit rock bottom is what makes them complete. It may not seem ideal to struggle in order to access a creative outlet, but for BSBD that obstacle is what makes their mission worth it. The pressure to create builds and pushes them to expand their personal developments by altering their range of sounds. Though necessary to grasp an audience and learn from outside judgment, the acknowledgment of personal growth and knowing their purpose as musicians takes precedence over all. There is always disappointment in realizing life is not easy even doing what is loved, but fighting shows people, no matter how few, what hard work really is.