Unconventional Musician Uses Evocative Storytelling in His Newest,
Unabashedly passionate singer-songwriter, 30 has released a stunning new album, The Introspects of a Psycho. After releasing singles “Your Skin Crawls” and “Homesick,” 30 is filling in the blanks with his new album’s presentation. Through a collection of soul-stirring sounds and vivid lyrics, 30 tells a compelling story of two protagonists journeying their way through the messes of life. The album is now available to stream on all digital music platforms worldwide.
Through bold lyrics and exceptional storytelling, The Introspects of a Psycho introduces listeners to the volatile world of two people; the narrator and an unnamed “girl” mentioned throughout the record. This collection dives into the narrator’s psyche, using the stories to inspire themes relevant to current society. The album is intended to be an interactive experience; it urges listeners to reflect and develop their own personal meanings for each track. The Introspects of a Psycho chronicles a story, but 30 explains that “the stories in these songs are not in chronological order. I put the tracks in the order that they’re in because I want it to feel like the listener is collecting snapshots of the relationship between myself and this girl. Because of this, a lot of it is up to interpretation – just like the title. Certain songs have more of a broad message, though, such as ‘Your Skin Crawls’ and ‘Ms. Uncomfortable.’ That’s why ‘Your Skin Crawls’ is the first song and ‘Ms. Uncomfortable’ is the last song on the record.” These are two songs with similar messages and instrumentation.” This kind of philosophical exploration is reflective of 30’s desire for music to inspire listeners and urge them to be introspective themselves. 30 explains that “throughout, the inspiration of the title was based on the self vs. self theme. The title was intended to leave the listener confused about whether the ‘psycho’ is the narrator (30), or the girl that appears in the stories throughout the album. I think the internal struggle is super apparent in the interlude, ‘Existential Prose’ — sort of a stream of consciousness, questioning reality and the norms of society.” 30’s ability to reference societal norms and explore their impact is one reason why his music is so honest, authentic, thought-provoking, and extremely relevant. The Introspects of a Psycho explores real stories that are often marginalized by pop culture in a fresh way that feels entirely genuine.
Born in Williamstown, MA, 30 has always been drawn to music. Ever since he can remember, he has devoted himself to learning and progressing his musical abilities, allowing him to explore various genres like hip-hop, rap, rock, alternative and use his creativity to morph them together in compelling ways. 30’s style is certainly unique, but he gained a lot of his inspiration and influence from his favorite artists, some of which include Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Cage The Elephant and The Kooks. 30’s passion also extends beyond music as he devotes a lot of his time advocating for social justice initiatives, such as supporting the BLM movement and openly discussing issues of mental health through his music. In the last two years, 30 has released two EPs and has gained over 180,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Some of his notable collaborations include industry veterans such as producer Kato On The Track, Mike Stud, and Mod Sun.
30’s newest album, The Introspects of a Psycho, is a prime example of the explosive passion and creativity he possesses as an artist. The affecting new album is a philosophical exploration of themes that many people encounter throughout their lives. The record is now available to stream on all digital platforms. To stay up to date with 30’s next projects, you can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @iam30music.