Motivation Music: Detonator - Monday


A common theme that seems to get heavily overlooked in the independent arts scene is that creators aren't often able to survive solely on their passion and drive to succeed. It takes money to obtain supplies, equipment, promote, and develop a presence whether online or on the street so most of the amazing content we encounter from day to day is likely coming from someone that works a regular day job just like the rest of us.

New York artist Detonator is a great example of this model because he's ultimately turned his daily life into his brand, giving himself the moniker "Mr. 9 to 5." The interesting part is that his job has funded his ability to tour throughout the U.S., produce very high quality content and products, and build a network for himself as an emerging business professional.

His latest project "So How Was Your Weekend" focuses on each day of the week and the distinct feelings that come with them as someone that's trying to balance their professional obligations with their personal aspirations, while devising a plan to make them work simultaneously. The music video "Monday" is a great depiction of that. Many people worldwide loathe Monday mornings because it's officially the beginning of the work week and the end of that freedom you felt Friday night thru Sunday. 

The ongoing struggle of the weekend is, what did you do with your time? Detonator speaks candidly on the distractions that come in the form of parties, chasing women, trying to catch up on your favorite Netflix shows, etc. and forgetting what your initial plan was in the first place. Having the discipline to set boundaries - not to restrict, but to reinforce the direction you're trying to go in life is extremely important. Although this record was created in 2016, it will continue to be a relevant topic for years to come. Salute to Detonator and we hope to see more of his work in the future.  

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