22 year old rapper Pell recently dropped his project “Floating While Dreaming” and has hit the ground running ever since. While speaking with HipHopDX, the New Orleans rapper explained the meaning behind the title, his inspiration, and the way he went about creating the project.
“It was basically something that I wanted to connect with fans,” Pell says, “and people who haven’t heard my music even that are chasing goals. It’s for the everyday dreamers out there that like have a goal and have a beginning point and an end point to where it takes to achieve their goal. That in between time where you’re getting to your destination, that desired result, that goal, it can feel like you’re floating and just going through the motions. And I really wanted it to be a release from all of those feelings and all of those day-to-day stresses that you go through trying to chase a goal.” (HipHopDX)
The opening track tells the story of Pell working at a Dollar Store, which is based on a true story.
“It was just a temporary thing for me to find the funds to start like attacking my dreams head on,” Pell says. “It was only a matter of time before I quit, so it was just like, it wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t what I needed to be doing and it wasn’t helping me get any closer to my dreams. It really wasn’t beneficial to me outside of I guess a little bit of responsibility, you could say. Other than that, that obviously inspired the song, ‘Dollar Store’ because I feel like a lot of my time there, I was constantly thinking about music. And it was kinda like the time that I was spending away from music was so prevalent when I was at work.”