Atrym, a rising star in the melodic house scene, has been making waves with his unique sound that blends traditional house elements with fresh, uplifting energy. His latest single, “Enemy,” premiered on Magnetic Magazine last week and has garnered significant attention. The track features arpeggiator-driven melodies, captivating vocal chops, and an uplifting vibe that sets it apart from his previous work. In this exclusive interview, Atrym delves into his career trajectory, creative process, and the inspirations behind “Enemy,” providing a deeper understanding of his artistic vision and evolution.

In this candid conversation, Atrym discusses how “Enemy” fits into his broader artistic project, reflecting his growth since he began writing music in 2018. He explains his experimental approach with this track, starting with an atmospheric base and building around it, influenced by artists like Ocula, Lane 8, and Rufus Du Sol. Atrium also shares his thoughts on balancing his artistic vision with broader audience appeal, his rules for music production, and what fans can look forward to shortly.

Join us as we explore the mind behind the music and what makes “Enemy” a standout in Atrym’s discography.

How does this song fit into your artist project’s larger narrative or theme?

I started Atrym to explore a variety of sounds while keeping energy and emotion at the forefront. My tracks tend to include traditional melodic house sounds like plucks, arps, chords, and a four-on-the-floor style beat, but each takes on a different feel, depending on how I incorporate those.

I like to experiment. For example, a few of my next releases will be darker and deeper since I want to push more club music, but I deliberately took this track in a direction that I wanted to make lighter, uplifting, and pleasing to listen.

How does “this song”Enemy” reflect your growth or evolution as an artist?

I have grown a lot as an artist since I started writing in 2018. I hadn’t really known what I wanted to sound like until I started writing tracks like this one. This track, in particular, started mainly as an atmosphere I created with the vocal sample and guitar, then I wrote around that to fill out the mix. That is a technique that I have adopted based on some artists I look up to like Ocula, Lane 8, Rufus Du Sol – it has helped learn to tailor my tracks as what I want listeners to take away, pick up as a feeling, and come back to.

Does “Enemy” represent a departure or continuation from your previous work?

Enemy is a song I created based on my last work, as I’m always looking for ways to try new things and improve. It gave me a chance to start off in a different place and end up somewhere familiar yet different. It is quite different from ‘Alive’ for example – but I wanted that to be the case. I want to appeal to moods and energy for each track I write while sounding like me.

How do you balance staying true to your artistic vision while also appealing to a broader audience?

This one is difficult because to grow as an artist, you have to appeal to a mass market sooner or later. I don’t really like to think of myself as one type of artist or box myself into a specific genre because that is kind of where I am at now in my career. The goal is to sound familiar enough that people can understand your music but not sound like every other artist out there.

It’s like running a restaurant – they all share the same goal of creating good food, but combining ingredients in new ways and showcasing their style – that is how you build fans.

Do you follow any rituals or routines when writing or performing music?

My rules for writing music are pretty simple:

  1. No alcohol – I absolutely suck at writing under the influence, haha. For those of you who can drink and/or smoke and be highly productive, I applaud you and am extremely jealous.
  2. Work in 90 minute increments. There was a productivity podcast I listened to a while ago that said the optimal time to get into flow is 90 minutes – so that stuck with me. In between, I throw darts, walk my dog, maybe run, then get back to work.
  3. Avoid writing loops. I don’t leave my DAW until I have a basic arrangement written, even if it’s just drums or a bass line. It’s 10x easier to finish a song when you have the building blocks already there. Anytime I have opened Ableton to find an 8-bar loop, I end up wasting my time trying to turn it into something – however, I have run some sessions where I go through a few dozen ideas to sort out the good from the bad 🙂

Looking ahead, what can fans expect from you and your musical project in the future?

I am planning to release a few more singles before an EP, hopefully by mid-summer or near the end, so stay tuned for my new music. I hope you enjoy what you hear.

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