rhêtorík Announces Debut EP & Releases New Single ‘Right Here, Right Now’

rhêtorík Announces Debut EP & Releases New Single 'Right Here, Right Now'

rhêtorík is excited to announce the release of his debut EP, Behind Closed Doors, written, produced, and recorded entirely by himself. The 5-track EP, which will include singles “Shelter” and “Caged Up” is due out September 14th. The artist, who likes to call his sound F.A.R.A.P. (Future Alternative Rhêtorík Arena Pop) has also dropped a brand new song entitled “Right Here, Right Now”

rhêtorík elaborated on the track: “I had been scared of being completely honest for so long – not just in songwriting, but in life in general. I had always found that a filtered truth was more appealing to people no matter how mentally damaging it became to me. ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is more than just a song of brutal honesty, it is a sonic benchmark in my life of when I allowed myself to break through that way of thought and truly be a happier me even at my most “unappealing.”

‘Right Here, Right Now’ was not only the first complete song that I had created in years, but also the first song where I actually spoke my unfiltered truth. It is the song that sparked my mantra of ‘turn your insecurities into art’; the first song where I didn’t find myself thinking twice about if others would think it was right, because I knew it was right for me. ‘Right Here, Right Now’ let me know that I am finally on the right path, right now.”

No stranger to the stage or the music industry, rhêtorík has collected a decade of experience performing in front of millions alongside Jon Bellion, A$AP Ferg, and Lil Pump to name a few, and has additionally contributed to Childish Gambino’s STN MTN mixtape. You may recognize rhêtorík for his most notable and current gig DJing on tour with Logic where fans were given a sneak peak performance of “Shelter” live on the Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody tour with NF and KYLE. rhêtorík’s solo tour dates are to be announced but until then, catch him DJing for Logic at Grandoozy Festival (September 16) and iHeart Music Festival (September 22).

Born and raised in southeastern Virginia and a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, rhêtorík credits hometown heroes like N*E*R*D and Timbaland for really expanding his musical mind beyond genres as a kid, but it was his time being broke and occasionally homeless in New York City that truly defined his character and story. In 2017, rhêtorík released his self written, produced, and mixed debut single “Shelter” which candidly explores the true feelings of mental instability that go along with not having a permanent home. rhêtorík hopes that with his writing and music he can give an honest and brutally transparent take on the range of emotions, both happy and sad, that we experience as complex human beings.

“Shelter” may be his first single, however, it is far from his first dip into the music industry. Backed by almost a decade’s worth of experience as a DJ, and working alongside some of the biggest talent in the music industry today, rhêtorík has truly written, produced and recorded himself into a lane of his own. Although he had humble beginnings playing guitar and singing in coffee shops in his hometown, rhêtorík dropped the guitar his sophomore year of college to devote all of his attention to DJing, hoping that one day it would give him the platform to return to his true passion. “I never intended for DJing to get this big” says rhêtorík, “DJing was always meant to be means to an end – the end being to release music and have people and fans that actually cared to listen.” After 5 years of touring alongside artists Logic and Jon Bellion, working on projects with FX’s Atlanta writers Steve and Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), and more, rhêtorík feels he has finally reached the end of that means – and then some.

rhêtorík Announces Debut EP & Releases New Single 'Right Here, Right Now'

rhêtorík’s sound embodies the diverse range of musical influences he has both grown up on and immersed himself in during his tenure as a DJ. Calling his genre “future alternative rhêtorík pop”, rhêtorík describes his sound as “what happens when you take a kid obsessed with classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and emo bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Brand New, and let him become a professional hip hop and EDM DJ for the better part of a decade.” Although he isn’t making films, rhêtorík sites Wes Anderson as an influence for his hands-on creative style. “Wes Anderson is truly a modern day auteur, and that’s how I feel I am with my music and all the art that comes with it. I want people to know that if they hear something on my records, or see something with the videos and cover art – that I did that, and you can do it too. I want to create a cohesive aesthetic and environment for my fans to escape to, live in, and be inspired by.”

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