Written by Alexandria Anglade
Austin, Texas has long been known as a hotbed for musical innovation and creativity, and now it's being shaken up once again by the arrival of a dynamic new artist: Major Pressure. This rising star is making waves with a sound that can only be described as chaotic, destructive, and undeniably energetic. With his unique blend of post-punk, indie rock, and trap, Major Pressure is carving out a new sub-genre that he calls "Southern Rock."
In an exclusive interview, Major Pressure opens up about his musical journey and the inspiration behind his groundbreaking sound. "Over time, my musical style evolved just from learning and trying new and different things," he explains. "I feel everything is the same, and I just wanna be different and show people it's okay to step out of your norm."
Major Pressure's willingness to experiment and push boundaries is evident in his music. His fusion of the hollowed-out southern trap sound with the vulnerability of emo and rock creates a sonic landscape that is both captivating and emotionally charged. He fearlessly delves into themes of depression, pain, and heartaches with a frankness almost unheard-of in rap. It's this raw honesty that sets him apart and resonates deeply with his growing fanbase.
When asked about his creative process, Major Pressure emphasizes the importance of balance and going with the flow. "I feel I have a good balance," he says. "If I'm not feeling it, I will just do something else like play basketball or do homework." This ability to step away when needed allows him to maintain a fresh perspective and ensures that his music remains authentic and true to his vision.
For Major Pressure, the most rewarding aspect of his work is the freedom to be creative and different. "Creating new ideas and letting the creative juices flow with no limitations is truly amazing," he expresses. "Also, connecting with fans is incredibly fulfilling."
In addition to his solo work, Major Pressure has his sights set on collaboration. When asked about musicians he would love to work with, he mentions a diverse lineup. "There are a couple of musicians I would love to work with, like Young Dolph, The Midnight, Starlito, Metro Boomin, and Lil Uzi Vert," he reveals. "I can go on all day and name more, but I feel the energy with me and Lil Uzi would be crazy, especially since we're both on the anime vibes."
With his bold and boundary-pushing approach, Major Pressure is injecting a much-needed dose of innovation into the music industry. His unique blend of post-punk, indie rock, and trap, combined with his fearless exploration of personal struggles, is resonating with audiences and creating a buzz in the Austin music scene. Keep an eye out for this rising star as he continues to make waves with his chaotic, destructive, and energetic sound. Major Pressure is definitely an artist to watch.