If you really want to get to know a person you should peep their playlist. Experiencing a collection of music they’ve curated for inspiration, entertainment, and emotional release can provide the listener with a profound understanding of the soul behind the sounds.
This is especially true when the subject of interest is a recording artist – hence the album Pronounced Pooh-Yole.
The project serves as a brief Eddy Puyol audio biography – sharing his successes under the “Rawsrvnt” stage moniker, educating audiences about how to say his last name, and providing a peek into his life filled with faith, family, and fortitude.
Selections include “It’s Over” which embodies Puyol’s family mantra to finish what you start, “Sigue Pa’ Lante” (used during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast) now transformed into the 100% Spanish-language track he always desired with the help of reggaeton artist El Leo Pa´, the pop/trap/love record “To the Moon,” and “Forever Love” (a recent pick for Pandora’s “Dad Songs for Sons and Daughters” playlist).
The song Puyol is most excited to share is “This One’s for You.” This sunny, “Summertime”-esque track recounts his career as a full-time artist while cleverly sampling vocals recorded when Puyol was just 11-years old.
“This was where it all started – rapping with Ms. Mary’s ‘Kid ’N Posse’ youth group team back at Word of Life Church,” Puyol recalled. “I sampled her voice for the record too. It’s a special memory for me and, hopefully, a jam for you.”
The track’s visual component is comprised of performance and personal highlight reel footage. It was shot by Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films (in a first time collaboration) at Tommy “Urban D” Kyllonen’s Crossover Church where the duo utilized the facility’s brand-new, state-of-the-art 30 foot x 10 foot LED screen as a backdrop.