Music knows no bounds. Whether it manifests through veteran artists or up-and-coming artists, the beauty of music comes through and inspires others. Eighteen-year-old rising artist Heyobed Ashebir is a testament to that.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based musician and performer has loved and pursued music all his life. At the age of four, Heyobed started singing. He is a dancer as well and has become accustomed to the limelight and stage. Today, Heyobed Ashebir pursues his dream of creating and establishing a career in the arts.
The artist runs on his solid mental fortitude. Heyobed has always been creative and goal-oriented when it comes to his quest for musical greatness. His heart beats for singing and music feels like a familiar home. “To just breathe and say what I have to say through my music, it’s always had a place for me,” shares Heyobed. “It has motivated me to create a world for myself that I never even knew I could do which sounds weird but it’s true.”
Today, the musician is on a journey to discover his place in the music world. While he admits to still be in the process of finding his sound and identity, Heyobed is taking his sweet time. As he goes through a period of self-discovery, the artist from Atlanta has built up his confidence and started to push himself out of his comfort zone. “I am just starting out but something that I was always told is to just allow yourself to surrender to the cards that you’re dealt with and see what you can do and be and believe,” Heyobed adds. “And that is what I’m enhancing.”
One thing is clear, however, for Heyobed Ashebir. His goal is to bring something new and fresh to the scene. Armed with ambition and focus, he’s planting seeds and growing his network as he waits for his time. Heyobed shares that his genre is hard to put a label on. It’s a mix of pop, R&B, and alternative music. The artist writes his own material and looks to record and publish his original work. Heyobed dives deeply into his process and creates without the limitations of a category or label. Through this approach, he hopes he will find a voice that is truly his and ruled by no one else.
For Heyobed Ashebir, there is no need for competition as he pursues music. He views no one as a competitor, maintaining that he isn’t the type to keep tabs. But if there’s someone he wants to best, it’s himself, declaring that he’s always finding ways to improve. But what’s unique about Heyobed is his authenticity and foundation. “I know I’m not like anybody else and that is something that as humans we must accept and embrace within ourselves,” Heyobed expresses.
As young as he is, Heyobed has his eyes on greatness. In the next five years, he hopes to establish his music and start building a solid base for himself. But more than music, his goal is to add value to others. Heyobed has been in the recording studio, working a lot. He is very excited about releasing his first ever single, coming out sometime early 2021.
Music is but a medium for impact. To create music that touches and changes others—that’s the ultimate prize.