merry choppins follows his debut double single in August with another double single via “ib2up” “to one beat funk”. “Ib2up” features Nashville rapper Tim Gent.
merry choppins (aka Tony Esterly) has been helping other artists create music for years. His production & songwriting credits include work with BTS, SIA, Andra Day, Yo Gotti, KIRBY and Ashe among numerous others.
However, as the Covid-19 Pandemic hit and Esterly was spending time away from others, he decided it was the perfect time to take a step back and create music for himself again. Thus Merry Choppins was born in 2020.
The music is an experimental artistic expression that fuses together Electronic, Pop, Hip-Hop/R&B, Funk, Alternative, etc. Much of the music is instrumental with vocal hooks by merry choppins but he also welcomes featured artist collabs with Hip-Hop artist Tim Gent, R&B powerhouse Jessy Wilson and Alternative act Island Police among others. choppins debut double single “cloudin / nananana” released in Aug 2021 and he is back now with another double single via “ib2up” “to one beat funk”. “Ib2up” features Nashville rapper Tim Gent.
“ib2up started as a hook idea from Tim. I just kept coming back to it after the initial session and tried producing different versions behind it. It went from a hype anthem, to a chill trap beat, and many versions in between. I finally landed on this production on the 6th version of the song when I threw Tim’s acapella over a rap beat I was making, and it finally felt like the song had a home.” – merry choppins