It’s been a while since dylAn has been on my radar and what he’s accomplished from his following to his network of artists is incredible. He went from being the rapper kid who knows the Smith siblings to an on-the-rise all-around talented artist. Back in October, he released a compilation project involving all of the artists he’s worked close with and it sounded like a cohesive house party of sounds and meshed genres.
Now, he’s prepping his upcoming album called Banana Peels Are Orange set to be released in March. He gave us a rough preview of one of the singles called “THROWUP” produced by frequent collaborator IIIAI.
We chatted a bit about that, his alter-ego “alfred” and more through Twitter and you can read that below the track.
Wontu: Alright so first off, who’s dylAn and who’s alfred? (lowercase A intentional?)
dylAn: dylAn is me, myself, the guy who made moon in my room in stuff
i know him pretty well i think
alfred is me too
ya the A is intentional lowercase
he’s more loving, though
ive taking shrooms a few times and this one time love was through the roof, i wasnt myself
he;s best friends with Steve
he is my dufflebag and he executive produces a lot of my stuff
anyways…. i got in touch with this guy, alfred
he decided to leak some music… it goes pretty well with divine timing in dylAns life… it makes sense
intertwining w/ banana peels are orange and stuff
Lean Ghost told me that alfred channels this guy Jason, a very special/spiritual being that only radiates love and light
W: How do the two tracks intertwine with banana peels are orange? Will they be on your album or are they just leading up to the vibe that your album will give? Also… Why are banana peels are orange in your world?
d: well both are on the project
Now IS Dead is rough… unfinished, same goes for MK
both will be masttered and finished on BPAO
MK though, LITERALLY happned last night, me and some friends, that track is a voice memo, a pure organic moment of just flows and laughs and what in essence will be the foundation of that final record in its entirety
i honestly dont even know tbh
i guess banana peels can be anything, we only know our own perception and perspective, there’s literally BILLIONS
so…. just because one thing is defined-and in this 3rd dimensional realm-as that ONE THING, does not mean it can’t be another….at all
what’s interesting too, about perception and stuff, this fucking guy alfred
i know him a lot more when i don’t wear my glasses, which is interesting because that’s when my “vision” (whatever that is) is impaired, but it’s almost a trade off
the fuzzy/bluriness of the outside world with my 2 eyes is then replaced with feels and senses that make up for strange loss of ‘clear’ vision
I CAN ALWAYS SEE (THAT’S WHAT IMM TRYNA SAY) ITS TRIPPY BUT AT THE SAME TIME V REAL
W: What would you describe as “now” in “Now IS Dead”? Does this deal with the blurry-yet-clear perspective you were just talking about?
d: now, this moment, every second it dies and becomes re-born, every experience and feeling is new when u live and let go, freely
i also feel like recently i encountered the death of my ego
i feel as though my super ego as well has been terminated, so my perception of “now” is altered
i see and feel things for what they are, so the ‘now’ i then new is dead… completely gone
its an interesting/extraordinary feel, when accepted and received with an open heart
W: So who understands these ideologies more.. Dylan or Alfred?
When should we be expecting banana peels are orange?
he’s a lot more understanding and in t ouch with his feelings
BPAO can be expected late March i would say
W: Should be expecting anything else from you in between now and late March?
we’ll see…a few features i’m sure
W: You seem very crew-oriented. You brought in all your friends on 10/21 and you seem to keep them around for a lot of your music. How important to your music is it to have them around ?
d: SOOOO IMPORTANT
IF IT WASNT FOR FRIENDS and fam i wouldnt be doing music
10/21 was insane
my friends… internet or not ARE THE SHIT
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