What inspired you to begin a career in music?
My inspiration from music came from my sister and my dad. Growing up my sister was a big musical theatre junky along with my dad and I started performing at a young age. I didn’t start writing my own music until this past year where I really was struck with a rod of inspiration.
What differs you and your sound from other upcoming artists in the music industry?
I think that a lot of other artists try to sound like other popular artists. I try to sound like myself. I think that my unique voice and sound will stand out to listeners, hopefully in a good way.
Your debut album ‘Journey’ is out now. Please describe the creative process and inspiration behind the release?
This album really stems from multiple experiences I’ve had over my life, and I have meshed some of those things into this album. Each song takes on a different story from a different part of my life. One song in particular was my real inspiration for this album and that is “Love on The Brain.” I wrote this song for my loving girlfriend who has been so supportive of me every step of the way.
Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?
That the next day can only get better. When I go into a writing session and just don’t know what to put down, I often need to just clear my head and come back the next day. But I’ve got to say, some of my worst days created some of the best lyrics.
In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?
Since I already touched on “Love on the Brain” earlier, I think the next most meaningful song would have to be “Stronger.” I say this because this song I really wrote as an anthem to get back up and come back stronger when you get knocked down. I think it is applicable to relationships, school, or just any life experience where you feel like you are down and out, but you’ve got to get back up and be stronger then before.
Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?
I think my biggest ‘wow’ moment was about a week after I released the single “Journey.” After a week I had 10k+ streams and I just didn’t know how to react. I put this music out for myself, but I was so incredibly shocked by the support that has come with it.
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
Keep trying and never give up. This may sound like every other artist cookie cutter advice, but it is the truth. You are going to be knocked back down to earth 100 times before you succeed. But if you keep at it, you’d be surprised how far you can go.
What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?
Balancing being an artist and being in law school is tough, so the very foreseeable future is filled with exams. Once December 12th goes by, who knows what may be in store. All I can tell you is, there is plenty more to come.
Did you learn any new skills during lockdown?
I actually learned how to use programs like garageband and Logic Pro. Thankfully I have a great producer to help me out, but I tried to learn all the tips and tricks I could take from any YouTube tutorials I could find.
Anything else you would like to add?
Thanks so much for reading this far, please check out the album once you can and I suggest listening to it as a collective piece. Journey tells a story that I think many can relate to, but I’ll leave it up to the listeners to figure out how it relates to their own lives.
Journey is available now via all major platforms.
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