Interview with Hudsn x Maybe: Ryan

Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?

We are a NYC duo, producing and recording out of our apartments. Hudsn was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and Maybe: Ryan in Old Tappan, New Jersey. We both met at Fordham University, where we found a common love for music and have been having fun with it ever since. Growing up, music was always a large part of our lives, listening to all genres and the biggest artists of the times.

How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?

We found our passion for music at a young age, growing up and listening to the biggest artists of the times. We were into all genres and artists ranging from Blink 182, Simple Plan, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Mac Miller, Drake, and Lil Wayne, to Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, and Steve Aoki, to MK, Joel Corry, and Purple Disco Machine. Our broad taste in music has enabled us to bring a unique approach to the sound and production of our own music.

What kind of music do you do?

We approach each song as it’s own project, not specific to any genre. While a lot of our music has a more commercial, EDM sound to it, we experiment with different types of genres and if the song feels/sounds right, then we will run with it to completion. We try to bring an added layer of emotion through the lyrics of the music. Regardless of upbringing and background, everyone can relate to the feelings of love and heartbreak, and I think that’s something that draws people to our music and enables the audience to make a stronger connection to the song and us as artists.

What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?

While we have several songs that are still in the works, Lost is definitely the most important song to us thus far. This was our debut release on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Prior to that, we were always experimenting with music and trying to find the right sound before releasing any of our work. Lost was a song that just clicked for both us and the audience. Not only that but being able to express the feelings of heartbreak and feeling lost in song that people could connect with emotionally just meant a lot for both of us. Hearing your music being played by friends and family and receiving positive feedback from others was truly inspiring.

Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?

We want listeners to listen to our music because they truly enjoy it and can connect with it on an emotional level. We take all feedback as constructive and are continuing to try to improve our process and sound every day. We believe all people can relate to the feelings of love and heartbreak, regardless of your background or upbringing, and those feelings are something that we try to emphasize in our music. It brings all audiences and listeners to the same playing field, connecting on those feelings and raw emotions. That combined with our unique instrumentals and drops creates a memorable experience for the listener.

What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

We have a bunch of projects that are still in the works. Fragile was only our third release on streaming platforms. Shooting Star is another song that we’ll be releasing within the next month or two that we are extremely excited about. We hope to continue to improve upon on our process and sound and get our music out to as many listeners as possible. We work hard at making music and put a lot of effort and emotion into what we do. There’s no telling where we might be 5 years from now, but hopefully it’s on the big stage alongside some of the artists that we aspire to be like.

Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.

We started off experimenting with music by going over SoundCloud beats and recording songs in our dorm room at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. We would come home from class and our summer internships and get straight to work on new songs that we would play for our friends and family. Some good and some not so great, it was then and there that we developed a love for making music and have continued to pursue it ever since. We continue to try to connect with new audiences and professionals in the industry to grow as artists and improve our music.