Influenced by the music of Trippie Redd, XXXtentacion, Juice Wrld, Lil Wayne and Young Thug, ZkN sounds like early 2000s rock/pop with ethereal vibes. But that’s not all his music is, he likes experimenting with different genres and sounds which allows him to make music in a wide spectrum of genres.
On the journey to find his sound, he’s been the victim to heartache and heartbreak. He looked for a way to express his feelings and emotions without being angry, and thus “FallOutBoi” came to life. He took one of his favourite bands Fall Out Boy as inspiration for the song’s name.
Whether it’s happiness, sadness, or rage, the artist tries to reflect and express that feeling in his music. The raw emotion in his music allows his fans to connect to his songs. ‘FalloutBoi’ is a song about no longer being someone else’s saving grace at the expense of your happiness. The sheer vulnerability in this song gravitates people to it.
The style of music ZkN makes is heavily dependent on melodies rather than raw lyricism. He studies the beat that he plans on using, thinking of melodies and different sounds rather than focusing on lyrics. He believes that there’s just too much to experiment and play with sonically to be overtly pressed about lyrics.
Even though he doesn’t make all his beats himself, he’s very hands on in the studio. Since he is a perfectionist at heart, he makes sure to communicate with the engineer about which effects he wants to use in his songs, how the songs will be recorded and whether he wants to use autotune or not.
The artist’s favourite place to perform is Island Breeze in Savannah. He loves the energy and love he receives there. Miami Live is a close second.
ZkN dreams to work with Trippie Redd, 24kGoldn, Sada Baby or Iann Dior in the future. He loves listening to their songs and tries to take notes from their music because he wants to be in the same lane of the music industry that they’re in.
Since he loves to connect with people, social media is a very important platform for him. He wants his supporters to watch him grow as he embarks on a memorable journey in the music industry.
ZkN believes that artists are nothing without their fans. If you’re one of his fans, know that he appreciates the continued love and support you give him. Although he’s more focused on the visual part of his career at this point, he will definitely be releasing an EP or a full album some time in the future. For now, stay tuned for some crazy music videos coming soon.
Listen to ‘FallOutBoi’ by ZkN on Spotify.