Today marks the release of artist and producer 5AM’s latest track, “Automatic” on 1865/Interscope Records. On the ethereal yet pop forward track the Atlanta-based rapper/singer shows off his eclectic and ever-growing sound – he showcases his buttery smooth voice that easily flutters between driving verses and a hypnotic hook. Of new music coming this year, 5AM says “I’m really excited about this project and the reception. I can’t wait to hear all the feedback because we really took our time working on these records and they’re very special to me. They represent the space I was in during the recording process.”
LISTEN TO “AUTOMATIC” BY 5AM HERE
Last summer 5AM teamed up with Grammy award-nominated producer TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott) for their surprise 9-track collaboration, 5:88. The project, which Fader described as “a slick but bouncy and melodic ode to the short-lived thrills and romantic possibilities of summer nights” garnered recognition from HotNewHipHop, The Source, Hypebeast and more. This summer 5AM will continue to share new music with his fans which includes, NBA superstar Kevin Durant who discovered the rising singer on a blog and showed love for his music via Instagram.
ABOUT 5AM: Night turns to day at 5AM. The moment exists between the last gasp of darkness and the first breath of a new morning. Similarly, Atlanta-based artist and producer 5AM signals constant change in his music. Nocturnal production bristles under invitations of seduction, guitar chords reverberate next to a solemn goodbye, or soothing piano resounds through a revelatory affirmation. Via his integration of R&B, alternative, and hip-hop, he communicates real stories culled from a remarkable journey. “My music usually comes out of whatever is going on in my life at the time,” he explains. “Every day, I keep telling myself, ‘S**t will get hard, but if you hang in there, you’re going to be fine. That’s the mentality I take into the studio. You’re going to be alright. Do what you do. Whether I’m dealing with relationships, my personal life, or other struggles, it will work out.” He knows this firsthand from experience. Born in Tifton, GA, his family eventually ended up in Atlanta proper. He always had a drum set and piano within reach, but never took formal lessons. Instead, he played by ear, he even picked up the chimes in the second grade. Simultaneously, he found inspiration in the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Three 6 Mafia, and A$AP Rocky. At thirteen-years-old, he received a keyboard from his great grandmother and started to cook up beats. He paid for a session at a recording studio for the first time and never stopped making music from that point on.