Inside The Project: Player 2 “Down In Flames”

By: Carrick Wenke

Seattle’s Player 2 starts off 2017 right with his first project in a little over a year, the 10 track self produced, reflective, Down In Flames. Song titles such as “Even If I Had To”, “Maybe U Were Right” & “Life Is Short” give you a taste of what the ear is about to indulge in, that being feelings we all feel and go through. 

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How did you choose the title of your project?
So “Down In Flames” kinda refers to how people, especially around our age, are fighting with their demons and trying to figure out where they’re gonna go next. Some people kinda crash and burn but some people make light of the darkness.

Can you explain the story behind your artwork and who is the designer?
Yeah, so I’m the designer for the art work. The art work is supposed to detail everything I was trying to get across with that title, so everything in there has meaning. You can see the Angel in the background dying and she looks pretty sad, for good reason. The rose is on there burning because I feel like beautiful people and humans in general look so great on the outside, but when you get down to it, they’ve done so many bad things or are such horrible people so if you’re going through that “down in flames” part of your life, that is what it would look like. The arms reaching out at the bottom represent what the demons would look like if you were to literally go down in flames and they were reaching back to the regular world, if that makes sense.

How long have you been working on this project?
To be honest, I made the first two singles last month in the middle of January, and I had the art work and everything in January and had the ideas and everything, and I started to put them together a couple weeks ago.

Where was it recorded?
Everything was recorded at my house with my personal set up.

Who are the producers?
Every track on there was produced by me.

Who was featured?
There’s one feature and that’s just Space Dolphin, and it’s funny because all this time that me and Space Dolphin have been making music, some people will hear my music and be like “how long have you been making songs with Space Dolphin?”. I’ve been making music with him since 8th grade, the very beginning, so it only feels right to throw a little splash of him on every project.

What was your favorite track?
To be honest I think “Let Me Know” is my favorite track, it’s the last one on there. It’s the last one I recorded, and I was just really in the groove of recording and stuff, and I think it’s the first time I’ve sang on a track and really liked it, so I’d have to say that’s my favorite.

Who would you like to thank for helping with this project?
As corny as it sounds, I’d like to thank God, and I’d like to thank my brother Space Dolphin for the feature. Other than that I don’t have anyone to thank but myself.

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