“Yes, this is a bag, not a purse!” Makes you wonder who is he talking about on the record. California native $avvy has been in his bag with the release of his new single “Bag/Purse” that features Nashville native Mike Floss. Growing up in a small town called Huntsville, Alabama, it has a different taste of music than what he expects when it comes with music. He pursued and took his talents to Nashville, Tennessee, in where, his sound was touched by more fans. As we going through a pandemic, it doesn’t stop the $avvy to make more music. We have caught up with him and talked about the catchy chorus ad what was the reason behind the single, new music on the way and more.
RESPECT.: Tell us how you get your name Savvy. Who called you that?
Well the name $avvy really was a cool Instagram name for me in the eighth grade, until I actually looked up the definition of the word, which is to have exceptional knowledge or skill in an area. So when I began my artistry, on a serious note and as a creator, it kind of just stuck with me.
RESPECT.: The catchy chorus, “This is a bag, not a purse.” with your hit single, “Bag/Purse” what was the reason behind making this single?
Honestly, the spark came from this guy who was also an artist and constantly hating on every single little thing I was doing. One time I was at Goodwill, and I posted a picture with this new tote, I had purchased, and he swiped up and asked “n***a are you wearing a purse?” So from there, it was kind of destiny once I heard the beat. Shout out to Unhappy Hank and Ohdee for the production and shout out to the guy who was on my a** all first semester! You made a hit homie.
RESPECT.: When linking with Nashville native, Mike Floss, by collaborating the single, how did that come about?
Man, Grandpa Floss! He was one of the first artists that I really admired and wanted to work with when I first moved to Nashville last summer. So it was really cool to finally and get Mike on a track. It went down when I sent him the demo and asked him if he’d like to be on the record. He liked it and we arranged a day that we could link and get it knocked out. Funny story: he ended up hopping on another track of mine after we finished “Bag/Purse.” So more $avvy x Floss coming soon.
RESPECT.: Coming from California, describe to us what your sound is?
Well I was born originally in Riverside, California, but spent alot of my years in Huntsville, Alabama, but even coming from Huntsville, I can’t say that my sound was really influenced by the city. It mainly came from the people I listened to while creating my own sound. Artists like Tyler the Creator, Jaden Smith, Mick Jenkins and Erik Cain really influenced the way I absorbed music and the style that I became fond of. I would describe my style as something for your daughter and grandmother to both either enjoy in the car on the way to the grocery store and etc.
RESPECT.: Are you taking advantage of this quarantine by making new music to where we will be getting a new project or single on the way?
Most definitely! I’m totally a guy who hates being stuck inside the house. So the only thing keeping me from losing my mind in this quarantine time is all the free time I have to work and craft ideas. New music is definitely on the way! I usually hit the studio every weekend and just trap myself in there and work; so I got a lot of ideas and songs. As far as a project maybe, maybe not. Right now, I’m really just focused on making great songs.
RESPECT.: Describe the Huntsville sound and whom you look up to as inspiration?
I don’t know if I would say that Huntsville has a sound. It’s kind of one of those cities that doesn’t really have a music scene because there’s such a diverse demographic in Huntsville. Some of my inspirations when it comes to creating in general are Virgil Abloh, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Donald Glover and few others. Those are the four, who stand out because of their ability to do great things in so many different areas.
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