Son of Mars Introduces himself with visuals off his latest EP “S.O.M”
Son of Mars, also known as Stephon Peters-Smith was born and raised in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, he moved to the US in 2015. Spending time between New York and Atlanta, Mars discovered his passion for music in 2019 when he attended the University of Rochester. He pursued music even harder when launching his own music club in high school and uploading early ideas online. He recalled when he was younger that his peers and family members in Trinidad would often refer to him as “Demi God,” a name that has stuck with him in the later years.
The newcomer is starting the year off strong with cosigns from some of music’s most powerful collectives, collaborating with Grammy winning producer Alex Chiger in spring of 2021. Hinting at a debut mixtape coming sometime this year, the artist is on a roll with another visual off of his latest EP Son of Mars.
His experiences have laid the foundation for the young artist to have a wide array of cultural influences and musical talent. His previously released singles “First Born,” “Watch Yourself,” and “Anakin” have been starting to gain more and more attention as it elevates from the underground world into the mainstream universe. The rapper weaves together thought-provoking bars and show-stopping vocals above a backdrop of acoustic guitar and 808s.
You signed with FamilyOverGold Entertainment What made you decide they were the best fit for you?
I signed with the FamilyOverGold label because what they do is more than just a label. From since day one there approach has been to develop me as an artist and really try to better my music. I’ve seen people leave a label the same artist they went in as, and that was a big concern for me. The individual love and focus I get here is why I’m forever FØG
Is there anything you’d like to let your fans know?
Music is so much deeper than me I believe it’s about other people too. When you listen to me, I want you to be happy, feel peace, and have joy instead all of these dark feelings. I want you to dance and sing along. I want you to feel this light that shines.
Photographer: Hazuki Wada
Producer: Samuel Burstein