New York-based Hip-Hop artist Eddie Wayne gives us an ‘Instant Connection’

Despite being one of the most difficult years to date, 2020 influenced many artists to create some new and innovative work!

Queer New York-based Hip-Hop artist Eddie Wayne, who was also a featured artist at July’s Digital Bear Weekend, has just released his newest single “Instant Connection”. 

As the “unexpected, real, and true angelic demon from the Bayou”, Texas-born Eddie Wayne has definitely been making a name for himself in the Hip-Hop scene. After his 2019 appearance at the GIANT Fest — Brooklyn’s premiere queer music festival — and the release of the music video for his single “Gooniez” directed by Catalin Stelian, Eddie Wayne has successfully merged southern and East Coast Hip-Hop flavors together in a way that makes for one tasty music gumbo. Now, with “Instant Connection”, he’s taking it a step further. 

“I was in the studio and my producer, WATKINZ, sent me this beat”, Eddie Wayne said when asked how the new song came about. “I was smoking while working with my friend and music engineer Maxx Forman, and I just wanted to talk about something that everyone has gone through in 2020.”

The result is a Reggae-infused Trap track that sends a shout out to everyone who had to find their own way to cope with the stress of the pandemic. “Everyone was smoking more than ever because everyone was stuck in the house”, said Eddie Wayne. 

“I wanted to make a song about it — something that was a little more upbeat that, when it came back around, you can pass a joint and smile with your friends and eventually laugh about this damn pandemic.” 

Check out “Instant Connection” on Spotify, Tidal and all other digital platforms. 

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Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.