Ebenezer

Born in Homerton and now living in Tottenham, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood at a cousin’s house in Hackney – himself, his brother and sister and cousins all packed into one room like sardines. While his mother was busy holding down three jobs, Ebenezer would sit in his cousin’s house listening to music. “My brother was like the father, looked out for me, made sure I was straight, gave me hand-me-downs, put me on game, don’t do this, do this,” he says, referencing how they would spend evenings listening to MTV Base, eventually learning to produce.

Having read the book The Outliers, Ebenezer practiced the 10,000 Hours Theory which states that if one puts enough time into something they’re going to be successful. Except he quickly hit a roadblock: when he finished sixth form, his parents wanted him to go to university. When he said he wanted to do music, his parents gave him an ultimatum of sorts: leave the house, or stay and be in trouble. “My brother had to fight my dad,” Ebenezer jokes, explaining how he was eventually allowed to follow his own route, which has lead to him standing out against the rest of the UK scene.

From here he started to getting his tracks cut with some of the known artists listed above, the Ty Dolla $igns and the Craig Davids. A publishing deal came in. So did management. And then: Ebenezer’s own deal to release his own music, which is being spearheaded by the release of “Cliche”. The track sets Ebenezer apart from everyone else, as someone from London with a story to tell. “The song came about when I was in Los Angeles,” he explains. I was listening to music and it was depressing me, everyone was talking about the same things: fuck bitches, spend money, buy cars. I’m like: there’s more to life than that! How was your day, when you woke up this morning how was you feeling!”