Two more tracks off 14KT’s upcoming album, The Golden Hour, dropping October 14th! Hit the jump for his inspiration on each track…
14KT’s Inspiration on Less Than Enough featuring Ab & Zo!
*Much love to my brothas Zo! on additional keys/bass, my mans Ab on the Vocals, and
my mans Sam Beaubien who came through and laid trumpet for the track. I appreciate it ya’ll*
(Taken from an IM conversation)
“A.L. says : can i ask what inspired this one?
14KT says: divorce..
14KT says: hate crimes..
14KT says: disrespect..
14KT says: people getting killed..
14KT says: relationships..
A.L says: it’s wrapped so eloquently though, with much respect
14KT says: yeah..I wanted the track to sound more contemplative than sad..but its really based on negative things…
A.L says: yeah it feels that way…. sad isn’t really my emotion… it’s just emotion-full in a way
A.L says: the way that there’s a tinge of sadness in “I fall in love too easily” – that’s what the trumpet reminds me of..
14KT says: “This hate that I see…is less than enough to detect any love..”
14KT says: “This music I hear…is less than enough to detect any love..”
14KT says: “These relationships I see..are less than enough to detect any love..”
14KT says: “This respect that I get…is less than enough to detect any love..”
A.L says: man… i feel u..
A.L says: that’s deeper than….
14KT says: its actually simple..just me thinking on things…and seeing how they could be so much better if people had more love…
14KT says: but instead they have “Less than Enough..”
A.L says: yessir. wow… thank you so much for sharing this with me……… “
14KT’s Inspiration on Illustrious
” This is BY FAR my favorite joint off the project and yes that is me TRYING to sing on it. HAHA!. Years ago, I asked my bestfriend Keri to name one word that described me.She replied,”Illustrious”. I was like WHOA! When I made this, I was listening to alot of late 70s/Early 80s Rock music. I wanted to make a Gospel song, but I didn’t want to do it in the traditional sense sonically.So I wanted to make my version a 80’s Rock Gospel Song! Even though Keri described me as Illustrious, I could never ever come close to letting my little light shine without the Grace, Love, and Power of GOD! So I dedicated this joint to GOD and how I feel with Him in my life!! If you feel the same way, hopefully you will feel the song. I know I’ll get criticized for my singing, but I don’t care. I was expressing myself!! That’s what music is about right?
“Illustrious/ I feel/ When you’re in my life
So Heavenly/I feel/When you’re in my life
” You are the only way, please show me (the way)
I want to shine, shine, shine, Divine (divine continues to echo)
“God, I need your in my life ( repeats at the end)