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What first drew you into music?

G – I’ve been into music my whole life, and I always knew it was something that I wanted to involve myself in. However, I didn’t work up the courage to try to make my own until I was in high school. The feelings of creativity and accomplishment I got from writing and recording original music was unlike anything else I’d ever experienced. I fell in love with it, and I’ve been chasing it ever since.

Listening to your music we can tell you love incorporating interesting new sounds and techniques within each track! What inspires you to experiment and evolve?

G – I’ve listened to a HUGE variety of stuff over the years, and it’s given me a great foundation for new ideas for sounds, song structures and things like that. Other artists in the chillhop scene are always coming up with crazy new ways to make beats too, and that’s also very inspiring to me.

It seems like you already found your signature sound 😊 Do you have any tips for upcoming musicians that can’t seem to find their own sound?

G – Don’t be scared to try anything. Seriously, anything. Even if you think your idea is dumb or too challenging to make or doesn’t have “mass appeal”, you should still try to make it. You never know where, when, or how you’re going to find inspiration! Listen to a lot of different music too; you can learn a lot about both sound and artistry from unexpected places.

Your track “Recall Order” is your best track in our opinion! From its artwork to the Incredibly powerful sound we absolutely love it. Could you tell us more about the story behind this track? Also, what is your creative process like?

G – Thank you so much! I like that one too! Usually, I try to come up with a rhythm part on guitar, then I record it, add a simple drum loop, and then slowly build a beat around it. As I do all this, I think about whatever might be going on in my life at the moment, and the emotions attached to it, and that energy is really what creates the themes and the “soul” of the track I’m making. When I made Recall Order, I was experiencing a pretty low point in my state of mind, and a lot of negative feelings about myself and the world came with it. Making that beat was basically my way to cope with it all. That might be why it’s all slowed down and sad-sounding!

What are your musical goals for the future?

I want to become the very best music producer that I possibly can, and I want the most people possible to listen to what I create. I especially want to try making a lot of other different types of music! I’d like to try singing or rapping to my tracks, and I’d definitely want to eventually branch out from chillhop and get into different genres. I wouldn’t mind being in a band again either!

What do you have planned for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about? 

Absolutely! In the coming weeks I’m gonna be working on some collaborative projects that I’m actually really pumped about. I’m also slowly but surely making progress on my own beat tape; keep an eye out for that!

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