After such a huge year, Getter looks ahead to the new year. In pursuit of musical freedom, the Bay Area native continues to wow fans with his creativity. ‘Colorblind’ proves guilty to this notion by giving us a wild blend of rap, trap, and metal all in one. For a more in-depth review, we asked the musician himself a couple of questions.
New management, new side project, and you launched a collective. Needless to say, 2017 was a very productive year for you. Which of these was the highlight for you?
“Honestly I’m proud of all of them. I just wanna do whatever I want forever, so I feel like all this can help. Always wanted to take over the world, so here we go.” – Getter
Shred Collective has allowed you to showcase a lot of your friends’ awesome music. What is the goal you hope to achieve with the collective?
“I just want shred collective to be a hub for everything creative. I wanna do skits, music videos, music, movies, tv shows, clothing, apps, games, everything. 2018 is a big year for Shred for sure” – Getter
Can you tell us a bit about the roster of talent you’ve got on Shred and your relationship with those guys?
“Well besides myself, we got Sneek. He’s been my best friend since high school, basically a clone of me. Spock, whos the longhaired loreal spokesperson. Half empty, one of the first homies I made in LA. I can list so so many haha.” – Getter
“There’s no real statement to “Colorblind,” I just wanted people to hear what I’m feeling. to hear my pain essentially.” – Getter
There’s always a story behind a track whether it’s the concept or the night it was made etc.. What’s the story behind Colorblind? Are the lyrics an outlet for you to express yourself?
“Gonna sound cheesy, but the whole song tells a story, kind of a sad story.
The hip-hop intro is a symbol of a “front” in my life. I used to act a certain way to hide what I was actually feeling, I felt that the hip-hop intro would set the vibe to be different than it actually was. The vocal section was written when I was super fucking depressed and questioning my own existence.
One of the only things that got me through it was writing these lyrics and recording them alone in my studio. The drop represents the madness in my head: I’m right, I’m wrong, I’m good, I suck, just like arguing in my brain.
The last part of the song is my best take on what I feel. Screaming has always helped me cope with depression. Sometimes u just gotta let it all out and that’s what I did. The choir in the background of the instruments felt so natural to me too. So yeah this song is super important to me haha.” – Getter
The record is a clear sign that you cannot be kept in a box, you’re always expanding musically and taking on new styles. What can we expect from this new album you’re working on?
“New album is coming out mid-2018 and its definitely my favorite, best work. I have been working on it for 2 years, it tells an even bigger story than this song. Colorblind is actually the only “hard” song on the album. Every song represents a piece of me or a part of my life. This single is obviously the dark side of it all.” – Getter
Going back to 2015, there was an initial backlash for your Planet Neutral LP. Considering how much better your fan base has perceived you trying new things, do you feel as if you don’t receive enough credit for how musically diverse & creative you are as a producer?
“Yes definitely. I think people get too caught up worrying about genres and how “hard” u can go to it. People need to just sit back and listen to the song, try to understand why other people enjoy it.
I used to hate all kinds of music, but now I can appreciate it all and that, in itself, will help creative peoples work more than you think. If ur stuck on a song, and listen to another song completely out of the box, you’d be surprised how inspired you can get. So yea, I don’t receive enough credit. I’m proud as fuck of my work. Some of my best songs get super slept on because everybody is so hung up on the old stuff.