Since the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the world down and forced people to isolate and pause momentarily, many independent musicians have risen, as people are finally getting the chance to work on projects they never had time for.
Today, people can produce music straight from their bedrooms and publish it in various streaming platforms for the world to hear. And because of this shift in production, indie music has become one of the fastest-growing genres of music because of its ease of entry and low cost.
This is why these days, any viral song can take an unknown artist to the heights of fame with the right work ethic and attitude, and Antidote is one such artist hoping to make it into the big leagues.
The twenty-two-year-old musician is an independent artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started his career two years ago after he graduated from high school. He had always felt a calling to music, and he decided it was the perfect time to explore this passion. Antidote wanted to make music that resonated with him. In his attempt to find the right sound, he explored the genres of rap, hip-hop, trap, R&B, pop, rock, and underground. To this day, he doesn’t conform to any one genre—and this is the beauty of indie music. Small artists can switch lanes and even merge them as often as they want.
This journey to find his true sound took him over two years. Over those two years, he learned all about different genres, researched their origins and sound, listened to each type’s greatest hits, and tried to emulate their rhythms. Six months ago, he finally settled down and decided to take his career more seriously. He has since released his well-received singles “Ripped Apart,” “Jocelyn,” and “Swiper No Swiping” to grateful fans who have awaited his every release.
Antidote has amassed a small but loyal following across the world in different countries such as the US, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany. On his SoundCloud platform, he has gotten over 1 million plays and continues to get more listeners each day. On Spotify, he has over 15,000 monthly listeners. Currently, he is working on new music, which he regularly teases to his 41,000 followers on Instagram.
The young artist recently released his own brand of merchandise called ihatepeople. It was a massive hit among fans and friends, and products sold out within 24 hours. This was Antidote’s first foray into entrepreneurship, and the support of his fans has inspired him to further develop his brand and design more products. He intends on making entrepreneurship and music his career, as he can see no other career path that would be a fit for his personality, passion, and lifestyle. His main drive to become successful is his family, as they have constantly supported him from day 1.
Antidote aims to get his music out to even more people. His verified status on his current platforms have helped drive success for his releases, and he hopes to get his music onto even more platforms. His portfolio so far has proven that he is a veritable artist whose music resonates with a wide demographic.Head over to his Instagram to find out what he’s up to. For all his published recordings, visit his SoundCloud.