Melodic rapper Astro releases seven-song EP that’s perfect for the times
INDIANAPLIS, IN – A wide variety of styles and flows come to the forefront on the new EP from up-and-coming Midwest rapper Astro. The seven songs on his latest project “What I’m Missing” take a different approach to the liminal space in which most of the world finds itself during the global pandemic. As people wait and see what’s gonna come next, the mounting sense of anxiety and apprehension can sometimes be overwhelming. Astro taps into that tension and offers a different perspective.
“The basic concept of the EP is me explaining a story to a woman and telling her all the problems going on around the world right now,” Astro said. “I’m asking her what I’m missing and she’s telling me to pay attention to her. The overall vibe is all over the place – there are a couple of love songs, a couple of hype songs, and a lot of other vibes in between. But I think that’s what sets me apart from anyone else, that I have so many different types of styles and flows. I can go to multiple varieties of flow. There all kinds of different styles I can go through.”
Astro has been an artist for as long as he can remember. He first got involved with music at age 4 though as he grew older, he focused more of his attention on athletics. It wasn’t until an injury derailed his athletic aspirations a few years ago that he turned his full focus on music. His brother, who is also a musician, invited him to New York to work on a song together, and that process solidified his determination to make music his career. That experience also served as the inspiration for his stage name which he said originated as a lyric in the song he worked on with his brother but has grown to mean something so much more today.
“To me, it means to shoot for the stars and reach as high as I can,” he said. “I hope my music is known to help people. I know that there are a lot of people who go through things and don’t talk about it because they don’t know how to express themselves. I’ve been through a lot myself that I haven’t talked about, but music has always been a way for me to express myself. So my main goal is to help people and inspire people to be great through my music.”
Astro said following the release of this EP, he plans on dropping more singles later this year, as well as another EP.
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“What I’m Missing”