Cebuano artist JID Durano is back with a new track. The hip-hop artist has made a name for himself after releasing his first single, titled Lady, two years ago. Since then, he’s released another single titled Rider$ and has been collaborating with other local artists. With his catchy beats and honest lyrics, JID has cemented his place as a promising artist in the Cebuano music scene.
We got the chance to talk to him about his new single, Addict, and what he’s been up to since his last single.
How have you been doing since your last release?
JID: Been really great and excited to share more music to everyone!
You recently released a new song, named “Addict”. Can you break down the song’s lyrics for us?
JID: Basically the song is all about this misjudged person expressing his thoughts and how the negativity helped him not to be that person most people think he’ll be.
How did you come up with this song?
JID: It was midnight and these lines just popped in my head out of nowhere: “Why do you have to judge me? Is it because the music too loud? Is it the way i dress?” and build it from there until the beat/instrumental, finished the whole song before day light. I knew there’s a lot out there going through this so I really had to push it. I wrote this song for everyone being misjudged, and being an addict happens to be the most common misjudgment I always get so that’s why I came up with the whole concept / title but this song is really for them.
Any shows you’ll be having soon?
JID: I’d love to let ya’ll know and its been months since ive last played. Preparing for this thing and want to surprise ya’ll instead!!
What’s one thing you want to accomplish as soon as possible in your career?
JID: A lot! Just having fun with the whole process really and let the music lead its way!
Any advice for aspiring Cebuano artists?
JID: Don’t degrade our musicality and artistic decisions for views and likes! Keep grinding and one day we will all get to where we want to be!
Safe to say, we’re ADDICTed to the beat — pun intended. Check out the video below to listen to JID Durano’s latest single Addict.