Big Sean Talks "Finally Famous" Flow, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and More
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 07:59:18
ARTISTdirect.com sat down with Big Sean to talk about Finally Famous, his album's flow and about the songs "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "So Much More." With a bright blue Detroit Pistons cap perched atop his and while draped in gold jewelry, Big Sean expounded upon his vision for the album, saying, "I didn't want it to sound like random songs together." He didn't want the album to be "a whole bunch of random shit in one"; rather, he wanted "a body of work that flows. I didn't want just pure singles, going from here to there unless there was a connection." What a great philosophy.
Overall, Finally Famous tells a story of a kid who found out wanted he to do and did it. Big Sean calls it an album to "live to, cry to, smoke to, have sex to, dream to. Basically all the things people already do in real life." It's a universal album!
Big Sean admitted that it was not smooth sailing with Finally Famous. He admitted that he faced some issues when recording, saying, "A lot of stuff didn't go my way. There were songs we couldn't clear at the last minute," but the whole process was a learning experience and he knows his next album will be three times as good.
He spoke about "So Much More," a song about being vulnerable and not putting a facade up, referencing texts from his mom and grandma, who used to make pancakes on Sunday mornings.
"Don't Tell Me You Love Me" was written about Big Sean going through bullshit with "my girl at the time." He made the point that love songs aren't always "all Marvin and Chardonnay."
Watch our video interview to learn more about Big Sean and Finally Famous.
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