In his magnum opus, Father, AUGUST 08 resurrects buried emotions and suppressed memories into a powerful body of work. The debut project, which is set to release early 2018 via 88rising and Red Bull Records, is a vivid and honest portrayal of his life after age 11, when his father walked out on him and his family. AUGUST 08 navigates through the perspective of himself, his mother, and his father to find solitude in the end.
It wasn’t until AUGUST 08 was in his late teenage years that he discovered music. His home, he said, was often quiet. It was after listening to Dwele’s “Open Your Eyes,” that his perspective changed and that led him to teach himself piano through YouTube, pick up the drums, and take jazz courses. And it was after quitting his day job at the post office that AUGUST 08 made music his career. He started as a writer and producer for others, which catapulted him to writing chart topping hits. Aspiring to make classic records and leave a positive impact on the world, AUGUST 08 is preparing for the release of Father.