What first drew you into music?
It all began when I started to write. Writing was always my outlet – to find ways to articulate my perspective or better understand my feelings, especially about all the different events happening in my life; that’s how I got into writing lyrics. I use lyrics to convey my frustrations, confusion, excitement, and any feelings I had couldn’t describe with just hollow words. I also always found myself turning to music when going through a hard time. Listening to other artists and thinking about the ideas they could relay with just a string of words – I used their words as a driving force to help me push through a variety of circumstances. As I continued to listen, I began matching my own words with different sounds. From my first step into the musical world, I discovered that developing lyrics and exploring the depths of my favorite genres was not only natural to me, but it was a fulfilling release. Music was always in the background of my life and I am actively trying to bring it to the forefront.
Your track “You” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like?
I achieved a signature sound by trying out numerous different lyric and sound combinations. I often begin writing lyrics and exploring different sounds once I have a foundation of the story I want to tell throughout a song. From there, I treat the songs as drafts as I continue manipulating the sound and lyrics to compliment my voice. Any time of day, if I think of that perfect rhyme or a totally new melody, I’ll add it to my draft. feedback from friends and family is really important to me. I’ve always been blessed to have a group of friends (@itszee13 and @dr3d0g on insta and many more) who I can test out new sounds with. I can appreciate my family to always give me their raw, unfiltered opinions. Their opinions are important to me because I want to be an artist who not only makes music for myself, but to influence my audience as well.
Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins/instruments?
I tend to opt for softer sounds because, after exploring with different types of sounds, softer melodies are the best compliment to my voice. That being said, I have grappled with faster, more EDM beats, and sounds with only a few tones. I am still searching for my niche sound and will continue to do so as I put out more music, but I gravitate to more delicate and subtle instruments. As for my studio set up, it’s pretty simple actually, just a mic and a computer and when it comes to finding my sound I find through trial and error. So, once I have found a sound I start recording myself and trying out different melodies and lyrics until I’m happy with it.
Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?
I personally do not play instruments. However, surrounding myself in college and high school with people who play piano, guitar, cello, and violin, I have been exposed to a variety of sounds. This exposure propels me to find my own sound and constantly reminds me of the endless amount of potential melodies, vibes, and patterns I could make music to. Luckily for me, the infinite amount of beats and melodies out there allow me to grip my focus primarily on my lyrics, which I believe are one of my songs’ most appealing elements.
What are your musical goals for the future?
Musical goals I’ve looked up to artists like DVSN, Drake, the Weeknd ,Khalid, and Kanye West. And for anyone wondering, no, I’m not a Drake stan – I’ve always stood by the fact that Take Care has inspired the most sentimental and thoughtful music in my generation. Not only have these artists’ sounds inspired me, but their stories as well. In my exploration of different sounds, and the ongoing search for a sound that is authentically mine, I put so much energy into curating my lyrics. I am drawn to Kanye West, Post Malone, and Future because I appreciate the narratives they reveal in their music, with an unbridled amount of passion. Just Like in Post Malone’s I Fall Apart or Kanye’s Street Lights, my goal is to be able to share not just a sound or energy, but a story too. By sharing my story, I hope to attract an audience that can relate to my music as I relate to some of my favorite artists’ music.
What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
While I am inching closer to narrowing in on my signature sound, I still want to keep my portfolio open and continue to explore different styles of music – EDM, Pop, Soul, Funk, etc. In the coming months, I will be putting out music that portrays my story and my sound, but I also hope to collaborate with artists in different genres. My upcoming projects will include features from other talented, aspiring artists and I’ll be dabbling with other genres. I want to produce as much as I can in order to not only get my name out, but get feedback on my work to establish and solidify my place as an up-and-coming artist. I am writing new lyrics and testing out sounds every day – producing new music is an ongoing aspect of my life and it’s not going anywhere. I am currently working on two new singles
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