ET is an extremely brilliant musician who spent his childhood in Connecticut (USA). Not only do they have an unparalleled enthusiasm for music, but they also communicate meaningful ideas via the lyrics of each song.
ET’s love for hip hop is one of their greatest passions, and as a result, their creative potential is unbounded. They also engage in rap, which has inspired them to be expressive while they are venturing into the realm of sorrow tunes.
New London, Connecticut was the place of birth for Caleb Moore, better known by his stage name “Yung Xiim” He is now 21 years old and published his debut song in 2016. Ever since then, he has been on fire. Before he had any releases, he did most of his rapping and freestyling “on the spot,” either with his buddies or while he was in school.
The music of Yung Xiim speaks volumes in the Rap and Alternative genres with his hazy voice and hefty rhythms; both faster tracks and slower songs are guaranteed to have the listener involved. Yung Xiim’s music bridges the gap between hip hop and alternative music.
ET started playing around with different sounds and eventually generated music using nothing more than their Xbox headset. Their experience of carrying out in-depth studies has provided them with the opportunity to mature, acquire new knowledge, and feed their hobbies. ET is releasing new songs and developing as an artist every single day.
An in-depth discussion with them shed further light on their musical upbringing and development.
What is your real and official showbiz name?
My name is Erica but I go by ET on stage – My feature is named Caleb and he goes by Yung Xiim
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
We actually started making music at the same time and we’ve been doing it for about 7 years now.
We love making music for several reasons but I’d say the main one is it allows us to escape reality. Even as kids, our gram would say we had overactive imaginations. Our creativity had no boundaries so anything was possible.
Tapping into that side of things is the same feeling as back when we were kids when things seemed more possible.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
We made our very first song together which you can’t actually even find anywhere called, “The Intro.” We released it in late 2016 and we recorded it on our iPhones using the free Garageband app.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
People that inspire and motivate me are the ones that really enjoy creating and talking about music. If I’ve made someone feel a certain way about a song or even a lyric that they can relate to then I’d be the happiest person.
It’s the feeling all artists live for to be able to make some kind of difference in people’s lives with their art. Yung Xiim says the most important people in life are the ones that keep it real.
His inspirations include his best friend who is no longer with us but we keep his spirit alive every single day by showing up consistently. B was real big on doing what you love so that’s what we plan to do.
What are your friend’s and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?
Honestly, I feel like we have different experiences with this. I’d say a lot of my friends that don’t make music are probably less likely to share my music as opposed to my friends that do make music.
I don’t think this is intentional I think it’s more like they don’t resonate with it as much as others. Either way, the music I make is my whole existence and I’m always making that known. Yung Xiim agrees its mixed feelings about music-making.
He said his mom’s side is more for it and I feel like I can agree. We are cousins and his dad is my uncle so I totally get it. Some families are going to be more supportive than others and that’s just a fact.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
I’d definitely say money is a huge challenge here. Every independent artist’s goal is to get heard by the masses and break through that barrier from being nothing to something.
It’s getting a lot better as far as resources and such for indie artists but it’s still very much industry with connections. Yung Xiim mentioned a good point that another challenging one will face is the other within themselves.
We are our worst critics and most likely if you stick with the gut feeling to change a lyric or fix a tone then you’re more often right than not.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
We feel like the internet took music to a level no one could imagine. It’s easier than ever to pick up a mic and use an app on the phone and create. From Instagram to Tik Tok, lives are being changed. It literally only takes one song.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Some advice I could give to any artist or really anyone out there is to dream big and chase it, and don’t let anything push you away from your goals. It’s so easy to get distracted from the main goal, but tap in and focus. You live one time so don’t waste it on people who dream too small and/or unmotivate you to do what you love. Chances are they are just too scared to take the leap.
What is your current project about?
We actually have a collaborative EP we are currently working on with a total of 6 songs. “MOVE” will be on the project.
What does this song mean to you?
This song is extremely important to both of us because it’s about overcoming obstacles in the way and pushing forward with whatever it is you want to do in this lifetime. This song is meant to inspire and push people to reach their true potential to get what they want.
What are your hobbies? What do you do aside from this profession?
I enjoy video games, spending time with family, & hanging out with friends (partying, going to the clubs, etc) Yung Xiim enjoys graphic design and freestyling.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I’d say to keep pushing for the things you want in life. There’s no reason why you can’t attain them. We also would like people to stay tuned. Much more content is on the way.