Other artists let others drive their careers; Ederson is paving his own way. Opting for a jazz/R&B mashup for his sound, his skills go a little farther: the gentleman also knows how wear a fedora damn well. Hey, wearing a cool structured hat takes an acquired skill.
You’re a new star on the rise. What’s your story with how you came into music?
I have always had a passion for music; it’s something that is very deep in me. My family had a significant impact on my love for music. Growing up, I was constantly surrounded by different genres of music.
I started out producing well before singing. Producing was my outlet for expressing myself, and I soon realized that writing and signing was where my talent was.
I remember recording my first song when I was in high school. This kid I used to know back then had a small studio in his mom’s basement. I remember playing that first song every day in my CD player; I thought that I had already made it big. I know that it was the worst song ever, and you can ask any singer, they will tell you your first song is always the worst.
Funny enough, I found that CD not too long ago and played it. I laughed at myself. It was terrible. It put a smile on my face though; it’s funny even talking about it. I have come a long way since then, and I can’t believe how much I have learned musically.
What is the toughest part of trying to get your name out there?
The way I see it, I think getting your name out there is all about who you know in this business. There are always a few exceptions but when it comes down to it, it’s a lot of work, time and money, especially when you are doing it solo.
Financially, you need someone to give you that push. That one push that will bring you to the top. You can’t do it alone, and you have to bring something different to the table to ogive yourself that original edge. I feel like I have that something that makes me unique or at least different from the mainstream.
How are you making your personal story part of your lyrics and brand?
Through all my lyrics, I always like to make my fans feel like they can relate to any of my songs. It doesn’t matter if I am talking about my past, someone out there has been through what I am writing about. Music is all about passion and emotion, and I feel like having my songs relate to my fans gives me a stronger connection with them; it’s more than just catchy lyrics.
Where is the weirdest place you ever got an idea for a song?
“Lost Without Your Love.“ The whole idea came to me while I was in the shower. It is the weirdest thing. I always have these ideas and melodies in my head while in the shower. I always keep my phone near me now when I am in the shower so I can record any melodies when needed. So that is my weird place!
Tell us about your songs available on iTunes!
Right now, I have a full album and videos available on iTunes featuring “As The World Turns” and “Lost Without Your Love.” I also have a few other singles available on iTunes: “Secrets “and “Le Me Ride.” Check them out!