Growing older sometimes can sometimes diminish our character, additionally causing us to lose our sense of imagination. We all welcome the future, but at times, looking too far ahead, sometimes prohibits us from living in the potential blissful moments of the present day. Hip hop artist Dylan Owen knows the feeling all too well. Taking a trip down memory lane, the Orange County, NY native travels back to a simpler time of nostalgia and reflection with his flute driven relatable song, “We Were Only Kids Then”.
Released on January 17, 2020 “We Were Only Kids Then”, gives an introspective look into Dylan’s past as he melodically navigates through certain life scenarios proving that our journeys represent the finish lines that we continually strive for.
With lyrics such as “Cul De Sac kids who only know about dead ends / As we get older, we digress into the distance / We used to follow our dreams”, Dylan chronicles how growing mentally can either remove our emotional layers or it can do the complete opposite. Using past hurt as a mechanism to guard ourselves from emotional connections, sends a clear message that living in the present moment embraces our continuous state of evolution. “What I realize, there are no arrival points, Dylan says. “Life is just a destination we’ve been speeding past, so if you ever steal the moment then don’t keep it trapped”.
Sharing the stage with hip hop hitmakers such as Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Logic, among others, Dylan’s music has been streamed more than 11 million times on Spotify, and continues to rise as we speak. On the heels oh his 2019 album Holes In Our Stories, Owens is kicking of 2020 with even more life changing tunes to soothe the soul.
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Ashly E. Smith is an author, poet, columnist, and freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland. With her strong pop culture and entertainment backgrounds, Ashly strives to create articles that inspire as well as entertain.