Chatting with Seattle’s Freshest Face: Payday

Without question, Seattle’s own Payday is ready and willing to join the cast of talent that the city contains, and it is very easy to see why.

In the always bustling and progressive Seattle music scene, new names in a myriad of different places are always popping up and showing exactly why the city has the reputation that it has regarding being the home for such talented young artists. Without question, Seattle’s own Payday is ready and willing to join the cast of talent that the city contains, and it is very easy to see why.

We sat down with the hopeful native to talk about exactly why this is the case.

How do you feel about your current local scene? 

I don’t really fuck wit any locals that make music because they don’t have the same ambition or energy as me.

How did you feel about being featured by Patrick Cc?

I think it’s so fire that a YouTuber would recognize me and enjoy what I do.

Had you previously been a fan of his content?

I had no idea who he was until a fan of mine submitted me to his livestream. Then I talked to him on Instagram and he put me in another one of his videos randomly. It was dope!

Did you start taking music more seriously as a result of being featured?

I started taking my music seriously 7 months ago when I made “Super Thicc.”

While some of your songs have a very fun and carefree energy like “Pokémon Lunchbox” other tracks like “I Don’t Cry” carry themselves a bit more seriously, do you enjoy having the mix of both or would you like to focus on one kind of music or the other?

As far as goofy bangers and serious bops, lately I’ve just been making music with the intent of making people feel something. Whether it gets them through a breakup or makes them wanna fight a bitch I just want them to FEEL something.

Who/what has influenced your sound the most?  

Tyler the Creator, Tierra Whack and Lil Uzi Vert are all big inspirations to me lyrically. I get inspired by cartoons, fashion, and real life scenarios I go through as well.

How did you feel about your album Payday Dies at the End being posted on 

The fact that my shitty little album was on the same list as artists like Billie Eilish and Tyler the Creator were on is insane.

How did you first get in touch with London Yellow? 

London Yellow hit me up on Instagram last year and said he loved my music and wanted to be friends and of course I said yes. We get along really well so we decided to make songs together! 

What can you say about being featured on RAN?

RAN is a local group that posts artists from Seattle in hopes of getting them exposure and broadening their audience. They asked me to sing for them so I delivered.

Did you make the music video for “Super Thicc” all by yourself? How do you think it affected the song’s popularity?

The video for Super Thicc was made by my homie and I on a shitty camcorder. It was fun to make and it definitely boosted the plays of the song cuz the video is so entertaining haha. 

Anything people should be looking forward to from you coming soon?

I’m working really hard to make new songs and I promise you that 2020 will be the year of success for me and the homies. 

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thanks for giving a fuck!

Stream Payday’s entire catalog right here on SoundCloud.

Written by Nick Tahan

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