CARSTEN2X press photo

CARSTEN2X releases an alternative rap tune, entitled, “Pearls”

CARSTEN2X is an up-and-coming rapper and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. Not too long ago, he released an alternative rap tune, entitled, “Pearls,” via Paragon Records. CARSTEN2X regrouped with producer/mixer, Richard Furch (Tobi Lou, Frank Ocean, BJ the Chicago Kid) for his first offering of 2022.

CARSTEN2X – “Pearls” single

“When I was writing ‘Pearls,’ I was kinda stressing out about a lot of sh*t. I had all these songs but I’m there being a perfectionist (not to sound egotistical but just being picky with my own beats, and the type of music I’m making) and I was overthinking how to make my own sound. I actually do grind my teeth (no cap in my raps). And just venting about being an overthinker.” – CARSTEN2X explained

‘Pearls’ contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of  Jack Harlow and Dominic Fike. The likable tune possesses guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with an alternative rap vibration. Furthermore, “Pearls” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from CARSTEN2X in the near future as he continues to release new music.

CARSTEN2X – “Pearls”

CARSTEN2X press photo

“I think it’s the first one where I’ve balanced out like two sides of the stuff I make, from R&B/hip-hop to my hard drive of old indie rockish type demos. ‘Pearls’ is a funny one, I actually wrote the hook and first verse two years ago. I just had this original demo track with these crunchy guitars for a while, had a couple of different versions where I was messing around with it until I got to the final version which is kind of a mix of all of them. But it’s funny, when I got to writing the second verse and rewriting some bits, a couple of months ago, I fell back in with the track, like sometimes you have to leave a track for a bit. The things on my mind back then I can relate to now in a different way, and I tried to continue within the second verse.” – Carsten2X explained

CARSTEN2X was born in Dubai, followed by a short time in Kazakhstan. But he was predominantly raised in the Dublin suburb of Shankill. His moniker derives from a combination of his Danish heritage (his mother is from Denmark), and his Irish heritage, with the 2X being a throwback to a previous moniker and his home: Dublin (i.e. ‘double’n).

“Pearls” single

CARSTEN2X - “Pearls” song cover art

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