SEDUCING DESTINY Pt. 1 (23/01)
NEUMANN REPORT (MAR)
BELLE'S HEARTBREAKER (APR)
British Nigerian artist EXTSEA (born Excellence Timothy in 1998) floats between the different sound pallets that describe the music we consume today. Since the early 2000s, his home has often changed, shifting from East London’s Dagenham, to Essex’s Chafford Hundred, and even Lancaster in North-West England. The perspectives introduced by each location has prevented limitations of area prevailing genres when housing his stories. Feeling guides his pen and production; a fast paced, dangerous, clubbing story like “WALTZING” needs an exciting pop home whilst an anxious, youthful story like “NEUMANN REPORT” needs a hopeful rap one.
This multi-genre approach isn’t too uncommon overseas, and that’s where most of Timothy’s musical inspiration lies. When Hip-Hop peaked his interest, Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” provided the melodies on the radio, Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” followed a few years later, but it was at Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” he truly fell in love. The fusion of honest Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop established by the artists that came before him shapes the sound EXTSEA builds with today, whilst retaining a charm that can only be found in Britain.
The Weeknd’s “Trilogy” had always been a main stay in Timothy’s music library, but in April 2020 he stumbled upon its predecessor mixtapes and more specifically, “House Of Balloons”, the debut project by the Canadian superstar. He noticed subtle differences in the sound recordings “Trilogy Disc 1” and “House Of Balloons”, prompting his curiosity of the post-production technique Mix Engineering. After further research, he became wide eyed to creative places his music could go by incorporating mixing principles during production and immediately began working on his own trilogy, dreaming of a concept he plans to showcase on the “Pearl Grey” LP, the sequel to his debut album “THE HAIL MARY LP”.