The recording business is full of artists who don’t have deep music knowledge. So 20-year-old, North Carolina native Byron Juane raises the bar with his schooling on jazz, classical, hip hop and R&B, plus his ability to play drums, guitar, trumpet and keys.
The artist who began playing music at 4, shines on his Reflection Music Group debut, Life in the Evening, that travels from orchestral arrangements to moody soul, bluesy guitars to an explosive closer featuring RMG head Derek Minor that serve as the perfect score to the set’s message of transformation. On the intro track, “Death in the Afternoon,” Byron Juane testifies to abandoning his old mentality, and on “Split,” he admits to the struggle to stay on the right path. He celebrates making it through on the title track and final song, dedicating it to the underdogs. “I just want people to know that whatever they experience and if they are going through something that I have a song that they can replay,” he says. Byron Juane emerged in 2015 under the moniker K¥NG, releasing a series of well-received singles and the EP Aura. But he decided to drop the pseudonym and instead use his birth name. “K¥NG was just more about putting out music,” he explains. “Byron Juane is more intentious, has more impactful content and a more focused vision.” Byron Juane is evolving at light speed.