Varsity Dropout, an artist based in Chicago, Illinois, has just released his new single “Lucy,” following the success of his first single “Her Melody,” which has already received over 100,000 streams across all streaming platforms with no marketing. Varsity Dropout’s sound is a unique fusion of lo-fi, alternative, and hip-hop, making his music both relatable and highly introspective.
The artist describes his music as a therapeutic outlet for him to cope with his everyday life, and he hopes to create music that others can relate to in order to feel less alone. His brutally honest lyrics and personal experiences are evident in his music, making it easy for listeners to connect with him on a deeper level.
The new single “Lucy” is a continuation of Varsity Dropout’s unique sound and style, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and introspective lyrics that explore themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery. The track showcases the artist’s emotional range and ability to convey complex emotions through his music.
Varsity Dropout’s music is a refreshing departure from the mainstream, with a focus on authenticity and honesty that is often lacking in today’s music industry. He is quickly gaining a loyal following, with fans eagerly anticipating each new release.
In conclusion, Varsity Dropout is an artist to watch out for in the music industry. With his unique sound and introspective lyrics, he is sure to make a mark on the industry and connect with listeners on a deeper level. “Lucy” is just the beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career for this rising star. We decided to catch up with Varsity Droput for an exclusive interview..
What inspired you to get into music?
This is actually a funny story. Since a young age I found myself gravitating towards music and would steal both my parents’ and older sister’s CD’s to listen to. So there was always a passion as a listener. But it wasn’t until I was around 9 years old, when my best friend Diego asked me to help him write a love poem for this girl he had a crush on. After brainstorming for what was probably 15 minutes, we had written a top love poem for his crush. I suppose the word had gotten around that I was the guy who would help people write love poems. I would still write poems as I got a little older as I found that it was a great creative outlet to express my emotions and ran with it. Then it struck me that I could turn my poetry into music! So from then on out, I’ve been making songs for over ten years now, and it’s been a blast while also being therapeutic!
How would you describe your music?
I get asked this quite a lot from friends, family, and strangers that I meet along the way and it never gets easier to explain. My music is definitely a mix bag of genres including alternative pop, lofi, hip-hop, with a splash of indie! I really just make music that reflects how I’m feeling while I’m recording. Genre aside, I would describe my music as raw, genuine, and hopefully leaves room for interpretation to the listener. If anything, my music is a reflection of myself navigating different facets of life such as growing up, love, loss, depression, anxiety, feeling goofy, and navigating the world as a first generation Iranian-American. It’s cool listening back to my older music because I get to see how much I’ve grown from my mindset at a certain age and musical abilities! I really hope that my music resonates with people the way that my favorite artists’ music has resonated with me.
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
My recording and songwriting style is very sporadic! I’m somewhat of an unorganized person in a few regards, so I’ve found that simply just recording everything I do has been more effective than writing my lyrics. I will basically open up Logic Pro, put on an instrumental and start singing random melodies, lyrics, and whatever comes to my mind or whatever I’m feeling. I want the emotion in my songs to be as raw as possible, even if it isn’t perfect or a little pitchy at times. In some ways, my process/style is me just documenting journal entries. Sometimes I’ll make little fun songs about a movie I just watched or take on a fictional character. But within all of music, there are parts of me in each song.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
Oh man, I would love to travel the world and perform my music! Making and performing music is my favorite thing in the world and to get to do it full time would be awesome! More than anything and wherever the universe may take me, all I can hope for is to be healthy, happy, and it would be a cherry on top to make just enough money to live comfortably from my music! It’d also be cool to have a warm, supportive, and uplifting Varsity Dropout community! Which I’d say that so far, we’ve got that going for us!
Where can music fans listen your music?
Fans can stream my music on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Youtube, and even a toaster… (I’m kidding about the toaster. But if someone invented an MP3 toaster that would be pretty cool!). Or they can visit my website https://varsitydropoutofficial.com/ to learn more about me and find links to my music!