An Abbotsford musician has released his first EP – a mix of rap and R & B elements.
Kaleb Dodd says his EP, titled Fragments, combines unique instruments with “trap beats.”
“I provide a creative spin on my life events into something others can relate to,” he said.
“I think the biggest thing that inspires my music is just knowing that my music is relatable and can provide people who are going through tough times the fact they aren’t alone and there is hope for things to get better.”
Dodd was born in Williams Lake, where he says country and rock “reign supreme.”
He started writing music in 2013, when he was 13 years old, as spoken word poetry for an English assignment.
“Everyone loved my lyrics so I decided to keep going. Then the more I listened to people like NF and Eminem, the more I wanted to actually record professionally,” Dodd said.
But he didn’t think he would be able to record music until he came to Abbotsford to continue his university studies.
After meeting a couple of different producers, he found one who was able to help him with Fragments. It was was released in June and is available to stream on all platforms under his performing name DoddGod.