Saturne is a Hip Hop project begun in 2017 in Washington D.C. by Ryan Phipps.

“In the middle of the journey of my life, I came to myself, in a dark forest, where the straight way was lost. It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that forest was, so thinking of it recreates the fear. It is scarcely less bitter than death: but, in order to tell of the good that I found, I must tell of the other things I saw there. I cannot rightly say how I entered it.” 

― Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Songwriting as psychoanalysis

Late in the summer of 2017, I entered one of the darkest seasons of my life. Not knowing where to go with the intensity of feeling brought on by the experience, I sat down and began to write about it. For some reason, it spilled out of me in verse. That initial batch of words would eventually be recorded over a beat, a bass line, and a synth to become the song, "Break The Glasses."

Something about the process of putting the song together was therapeutic for me, so I just kept writing and recording.

On a whim, I posted some of the music online under the moniker, "Saturne" and in a matter of months, people from all over the world were listening… so thanks for listening.

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