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Review & Interview: “Sunrise” by EJO

As summer approaches, it’s time to curate your ultimate summer playlist, and we’ve got a standout addition for you. Emerging from the vibrant music scene of Miami, Ejo brings us ‘Sunrise,’ a summer anthem that stands out with its blend of funky and warm guitars, infectious lyrics, and a groovy beat that’s sure to set the tone for the hot season.

‘Sunrise’ is a musical voyage that envelops you in a cool, slightly euphoric ambiance. It’s a sensory challenge, beckoning you to feel the music pulsating through your veins with its infectious groove and percussion. Prepare to be fully immersed in the vibrant sounds of summer.

It’s clear that Ejo had a vision of tropical and dreamy soundscapes, and he’s brought it to life. As a fellow South Floridian, I can attest that ‘Sunrise’ is the very essence of our region’s sound. We may grumble about the heat, but we also turn to the sun to melt our worries and grant us peace and freedom—our own little paradise!

Now, many people have access to paradise at their fingertips. We encourage you to add this summer anthem to your playlist and float in the serenity!







Q&A with Ejo


Q: Hey, EJO, I really appreciate you doing this interview. It means a lot! But I like to start off with an icebreaker. Which season do you think has the best Holidays?

EJO: My birthday falls in September (shoutout to my fellow Virgos), so I’ve always been fond of the fall. That being said, you can’t beat the winter holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas always embody a warm spirit of gratitude and present an opportunity to sit back and reflect on the journey of life.

Q: I’m wondering if “Sunrise” will be part of a larger body of work.

EJO: Yes, Sunrise is the first release off my upcoming album, set for release in late August/early September (official date TBD). The album will have around 14 tracks in total and the body of work is something I’m very proud of.


Q: I love how pleading it is! It reminds me of how I used to head to my favorite pier in South Florida to escape. I’d stop at the ice cream shop and then walk down to the pier to look over the ocean and imagine casting my worries into the sea. Do you find an escape in nature, the sunrise, or the waves?

EJO: Absolutely! I’ve always lived by a body of water, initially Lake Michigan growing up and now the Atlantic ocean. I find a lot of serenity and tranquility in the rhythm of the ocean. It’s one of my favorite places to simply observe and be mindful, eventually putting pen to paper and writing whatever is flowing through my mind at that moment.

Q: How was “Sunrise” designed to be thematically perceived by your listeners?

EJO: “Sunrise” is intended to be a song that emphasizes the “dawning of a new day” and the power [of] “starting over” each day. No matter what you might be dealing with currently or have experienced the day prior, each sunrise presents an opportunity to start fresh, and I think there’s a lot of beauty/power in that.

Q: How does the song correlate with you as an artist?

EJO: I think the song has a wave and transience that resonates with who I am both personally and as an artist. It has a fluidity to it that correlates with how I go about my artistic process. I’m always trying to experiment with new sounds and rhythms.


Q: Based on your experiences, what are the advantages and disadvantages of being an artist in the social media age?

EJO: The advantages are ever-present: you have a platform to help catapult your brand and art. It provides a window for the listener to get to know you better, both as a person and as an artist. That being said, many artists I know are a bit more introverted and want their art to speak for itself without putting out excessive amounts of promotional content, which I find respectable but can also put one at a disadvantage.


Q: Have you ever felt that you were stuck creatively or that your music was lacking something? How did you next overcome that feeling?

EJO: Always – I feel like creative flow is a pendulum. Sometimes you’re on that creative wave, and the artistic process feels so incredibly natural/organic; however, that period of time is often temporary. There are many moments where I’m not in the creative state of being, or perhaps it feels forced. For me, the best thing to do in these moments is to not force it. Let things flow as they will, and surround yourself with people, places and experiences that add fuel to your creative fire.


Q: Anything you want to say to your supporters?

EJO: Stay true to what feels right to you. We live in an age where authenticity is hard to come by, and it’s also one of the coolest things within an individual.


Interviewed & Written by Taylor Berry






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