Meet the Romanian/American music artist and producer Drei Ros! This summer on August 7th, he released his next big single “Excuse My Accent.” Created with American artist RobYoung and Dominican Republic artist Sharlene, the track serves as a hard driving rally cry for human rights and shines a spotlight on the immigrant experience in America. He also released the collab “Tables Turn 2.0” with Jamby El Favo and Oplus and ft. Rich The Kid, DJ Paul, Melymel and Alexcis.
“‘Excuse My Accent’ is more than a song for me, it is a statement. The song is not only the story of my life, it is the story of many immigrants that moved from all over the world to the United States to live the American dream. We are living in a time where division is at an all-time high and I believe that things will only change if we decide to see each other as human beings first. It is my hope this song can inspire and bring people together through the tough times we face as a country and as a world.”
Drei Ros has created a distinctive lane for himself in the music industry by pulling inspiration from around the world. Drei’s music seamlessly mixes transnational genres and multi-language lyrics wired together by electronic dance beats. He has overtime created an individual sound that is undeniably unique, yet universally applauded.
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Learn more about Drei Ros in the following All Access interview:
Thank you for your time. So given these unusual Covid-19 times, what does a typical day look like for you? How have you adjusted to these times?
Thank you for having me. Yes I had to adjust a lot to this new “lifestyle”. I was supposed to travel a lot this year but everything has been postponed. All I’ve been doing is recoding new music and working out. I hope things will get better soon, until then we will enjoy wearing our masks everywhere.
What has been the hardest/most challenging part about being quarantined? Is your city starting to open up more now?
The hardest thing is being stuck in the house and not having a social life. People are always scared and it’s hard to meet up with your friends and do normal activities anymore. I live in LA and things are slowly starting to get more normal, but I think it’s gonna take a long time until we see some normality in our everyday life.
How have you been able to use social media during these unprecedented times? Are you finding that you use it even more now to stay connected to fans and other musicians?
I’ve been using social media a lot for my new music releases and to keep in contact with my listeners and friends. But even social media gets old after a while, there’s only so much you can post and comment about.
Have you had to cancel many shows this year? Have you started planning for 2021 shows yet? Which ones are you most excited for next year?
Yes, I was supposed to have a lot of shows and performances all over Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, but everything was put on hold. I’m very excited about next year. Can’t wait to travel and perform all over the world.
Since we are all desperately missing live music, can you recall a favorite show of yours from the past? What do you think ultimately makes for a great show for you? What about a favorite show of yours by someone else?
There’s so many great shows and tours that I enjoyed in the past. I think there’s gonna be an unprecedented numbers of live performances and events because people really miss it after staying home for some many months. It’s gonna take a while until we are able to go to concerts and festivals. So for now all we can do is wait for things to get back to normal and watch videos on YouTube of past performances. One of the best shows I’ve been to is a J. Cole & Wale concert back in 2014 when they came to Seattle, I really liked that.
Let’s talk about your single “Excuse My Accent.” What was the inspiration for it? Tell me, how is it a statement for you now? How did you get to work with artists RobYoung and Sharlene? What was that experience like?
The concept of the song sparked from a phone conversation with RobYoung. I was telling him that a lot of people criticize my music because of my accent and Rob said that I should do a song called “Excuse My Accent” in which I should tell the audience to accept me for who I am. The whole idea of the song became bigger than just me and it became an anthem for immigrants and minorities that don’t have a voice. We added Sharlene to the song to represent the Latin females, and this way we felt the record was complete.
What was it like making the music video for “Excuse My Accent”? How creatively involved with the overall process were you?
The brain behind the “Excuse My Accent” music video is Richard Stan. He is a very talented video director from Romania and when I showed him the song he said he was willing to fly to LA and shoot the video. He’s the one that came up with all the ideas for the music video, and then myself and Tian Liu (Producer) made sure Richard had everything he needed to shoot the video.
How would you say that “Excuse My Accent” prepares listeners for more music from you? And do you plan on putting out an EP or an album of more new songs later this year?
I just released an album earlier this year called “Origin”, that is executive produced by 808 Mafia. Now I’m working on “Origin 2” which I will release sometimes next year. I will always drop new songs, I can’t stop!
How do you think future music is going to be influenced by this incredible and absolutely necessary Black Lives Matter movement that the US and even the world is going through now? Is it inspiring you and your music today at all?
I really feel like all of us should have a voice, get our rights, and make decisions for our future. BLM is definitely a step forward and I think as long as we are awake and understand what the world has become then we can definitely make a stand and have a voice to claim our freedom.
If you could get into the studio with any artist today and collaborate on a new song for you, who would it be and why?
I think I would make an instant hit with Drake or Post Malone. I really want to work with these 2 artists in the close future. I look up to them and I believe they are very special artists.
Would you like to share anything else about yourself or your music with our readers?
I’m very passionate about my music and I really do it because I love it. I will always try to represent the people that have dreams and people that wanna achieve the impossible. I hope with my music I will be able to inspire more people and more kids to because the best they can be.