FEATURED ARTIST *KELLAN* .Annie Adderall (feat. Webb Wavvy) - REVIEW + INTERVIEW


 

FEATURED ARTIST

KELLAN. - Annie Adderall (feat. Webb Wavvy)

Seattle, United States


Photo Credit - Max Westerman, Danny Chastain

 

BACKGROUND

 

We were sent a new track by KELLAN. feat. Webb Wavvy. This track entiled '- Annie Adderall' was created in a home studio in Seattle, United States. So, who are the mastermind's behind the feature? Kellan. is the producer, rapper, singer, and primary artist on the track. Webb Wavvy is the co-writer and featured artist. Kellan and Webb met in 2017 on a podcast about the Seattle hip-hop scene. From there, they collaborated through live shows and studio sessions trading verses in the booth. KELLAN. has some amazing experiences behind him to date including having opened for Macklemore! During the pandemic, Kellan. started uploading producer tips (coined as "Quick Tips from Kellan.) to Instagram and TikTok amassing a total of 16.6k followers in total (producers, go check it out). The inspiration for the song came during year 2 of the Covid - 19 pandemic when Kellan. was thirty for live music--both attending and performing. The lyrics were inspired by that feeling of being in front of a crowd, rocking the stage, and going absolutely bananas with the audience. So let's go check out the track then!

 

REVIEW

 

KELLAN. - Annie Adderall (feat. Webb Wavvy) is our track of the week! High energy from the start we hear the track go from amazing to phenomenal with ease! The first hook comes in just under the first minute at 0:55 followed by the first drop at 2:02. This is a track with high energy in its funky electric guitar, hard hitting 808s and a fusion of pop and rap all into one production. The harmonies sound similar to artist Black Bear who I LOVEEEEE. It brings a cheeky but dark element to the track whilst the rap verses are hard, full of energy and damn right genius in my opinion. The initial guitar strumming takes us straight into the sunshine through its upbeat and slick strums. This track is a summer banger for sure! Definitely making it to my personal playlist. The heavy 808s add extra rhythm to an already cheeky track. An explosion of pop melodies hit hard through their catchy lyrics and clear mix. I caught onto the lyrics in the hook very quickly and retained them. All the signs of a solid production! The inclusion of a subtle trap loop adds that little extra sprinkle of magic to the lift. Vocal chops bring us something sonically amazing in between the main vocals of the track. The use of vocal chops in the fadeout work well too! The rap vocals are pro quality both in lyrics and flow. Hands down my favorite submission so far this week! There's no way you'll forget this track once you've clicked the link below.


 



 

INTERVIEW

 

What would be your ultimate achievement for your latest single 'Annie Adderall"? Is there a particular vision that you had when putting the song together?


I’m pretty proud of the lyrics, but the ultimate achievement would be that it’s the first track I’ve mixed myself instead of handing it off to an engineer. Now I’ll mix other people’s tracks no problem, but I’m always hesitant to mix my own tracks because I’m just so close to the music. It’s incredibly challenging to approach something like vocals with different perspective. It’s like swapping out the artist for the editor, a total mind shift that I struggle with. That being said, I’m proud of the mix.


How did you get into collaborating with Webb Wavvy?


Webb was one of the first people I met in the Seattle scene. The first time I saw him perform, the dude had undeniable energy. And an deep, rough and rowdy voice. I’m a bit more technical in the flow, he’s a lot more loose, and I dig that contrast.


When did you first realise that you had the potential to be an artist? Is there a memory that has stuck in your mind as the turning point for you?


The exact moment is shrouded in mystery. I will say my parents sending to me to drum lessons when I was 10 was a huge factor, and my grandma was a professional singer so it’s definitely in my genes. The turning point was when I got an audio interface when I was 15 along with a copy of Cubase 5. Homework definitely started taking a back seat because at that point I was only going to go back home to write and record.


How would you define your sound?


I’d say it’s like if Blackbear rapped more, and hired Diplo for the drops. Alternative hip hop electro pop—if you wanna make a meal out of the words.


I definitely heard a siliarity to Blackbear in the track, I really loved that. Defo my style. So, Studio vs Live?


Live all the way.


Which DAW do you prefer Cubase, Protools or none? and why


I grew up a Cubase child, but when I switched to Ableton the game changed. The workflow and speed of the software is legions above any other DAW I’ve used. This isn’t the sexiest answer, but the fact that it never crashes is fucking amazing.


If you had the opportunity to work with one of your favorite musical artists, who would you most like to collaborate with and why?


I would love to work with Robert Delong. He’s got more of that eclectic electro songwriting sound that I really dig. His beats are nuts, plus he’s a drummer, so we have that in common.


What are your future plans? What can we look forward to for the rest of 2022?


I got a gang of releases coming up. Every 3-4 weeks I’ll be dropping a new song. Then maybe I’ll get back into shows, but right now, it’s all about building a stronger library and marketing hard.


Where can we find the track? Links to socials and distribution handles


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1xW6r4fqhCCqBqV6nOFOA1?si=2d09eb81e7ef49c9


Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/annie-adderall-feat-webb-wavvy/1619214030?i=1619214031&app=itunes


Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/track/224916689


Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09XWQSB8T?trackAsin=B09XWKSFQL


itunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/annie-adderall-feat-webb-wavvy/1619214030?i=1619214031&app=itunes


Pandora:https://www.pandora.com/artist/kellan/annie-adderall-feat-webb-wavvy-single-explicit/annie-adderall-feat-webb-wavvy/TRtjw2Xt2XzmpzX


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