Exclusive with sought-after musician Eager London

by | Dec 16, 2023

Meet Eager London

Music artist Eager London is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer who hails from the streets of San Diego, CA. With a multitude of talents under his belt, London has garnered recognition for his exceptional work. The prolific songwriter has penned songs for numerous artists, and thereby solidified his position as a sought-after collaborator. His journey has led him to the highly-anticipated release of his debut single, titled “Graffiti Butterfly.” This R&B/Pop track encapsulates his distinct style, exuding a sense of energy, nostalgia, and sheer fun. 1 In Music was pleased to e-meet with the artist.

The sonic shaping of Eager London

1 In Music: What is unique about you and your music?

Eager London [EL]: I think my music paints visual pictures in the listeners’ heads. I think it evokes emotions and relatability. It makes them feel like they’re the main character in a movie. It’s the same way I feel when I’m creating.

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you? :

EL: I grew up in Southeast San Diego in not a pretty part of town. But it was home. A lot of bad things happening around me, a lot of music I probably shouldn’t have been listening to and lifestyles I probably never should have adopted or been exposed to. But it has helped to shape my music and gave me an edge that helped me speak in my own ways and create my own lane. I believe the influence around me has so much to do with my sound.

EL: My dad was an amazing musician. He supported me throughout different phases in my career, may his soul rest in love. My mother is still my rock and stands behind me as well. I am grateful always.

1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

EL: I’m not sure there was a specific time that I realized I was going to make it professionally, but there was a time in high school when I just wanted to be “famous” to me that was success. But there are a lot of famous people that are broke! I think after just hustling, building a network and creating, you just kinda wake up one random day and say “Oh sh*t I’m doing it!” and then just keep going.

1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

EL: I don’t actually listen to a lot of music. I’ve had the same stuff in my playlist for years, Hans Zimmer, Prince, Frank Ocean, The Killers, Jordan Ward and Daft Punk. In the past couple years i’ve been playing a lot more 70s music, I love the feel!

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?:

Eager London [EL]: H.E.R., in my opinion is a phenomenal artist, her voice and musicianship are just otherworldly, and she’s just getting warmed up. She’s definitely the closest I’ll get to working with Prince. lol

(Gold) Nuggets of wisdom from Eager London

1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

Eager London [EL]: First, I put on headphones and play some Hans Zimmer ‘Man of Steel’ or ‘Dark Knight’ soundtrack to get me hype. Then,

I pray for strength, clarity, a sound mind and that my team and I would bring glory to God and that He would bless our steps and all who would hear us…and then maybe a tad bit of rehearsals here and there.

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

EL: I’ve been writing and working on film sets for some years now, I would like to write and direct a few feature films in the near future and score them myself.

1 In Music: You have come a long way from thinking that “success is being famous”. What is Success to you today?

Eager London [EL]: For me success is being able to pay my bills, buy a few nice things and have a community of people that I can call friends and family who love and support me. But, what makes my spirit glow is when people tell me that my music has ministered to their souls and that it has helped them through valleys or that it brought them freedom or healing in some way shape or form. That makes my heart full and the journey worth it.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

Eager London [EL]:

Put yourself out there while perfecting your craft.

Allow your listeners/fans to go on the journey with you.

Allow for the mistakes. Stop being so critical of yourself, you’ll never be perfect anyways. Besides, it’s art. Give yourself a chance to experiment.

Never underestimate vulnerability. Few of us are willing to allow it, but it’s a powerful thing. BE HUMBLE or you will lose, maybe not now but you will.

Where to see more and what is next for Eager London?

Graffiti Butterfly by Eager London1 In Music: Give us a taste of your latest project and first single, Graffiti Butterfly

EL: Graffiti Butterfly is a song about a lover’s plea for a heartbroken ‘graffiti butterfly’ to rediscover her vibrant colors after a rough break-up. The single Graffiti Butterfly Eager London: is available on Spotify and you can hear it below…

and on Apple Music including the Graffiti Butterfly clean version on Apple Music.

1 In Music: Wait did I hear you sampling Prince’s “The most beautiful girl in the world” with great subtlety? That was smooth, man. Nice little wink to one of the greatest!

We are definitely looking forward to more from you. Any upcoming projects?

Eager London [EL]: Absolutely! I have a few artists in a lineup for my newly formed Production Company called ‘The Sour Batch Kids’ with my partner Tato Beats. Which we’re very excited about.

1 In Music: Where do we find your upcoming music?

Eager London on Spotify music

Eager London on Apple music