What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
I think I remember when I first moved to my house in Texas in 2006, my dad pulled up a video of Michael Jackson on the 25th anniversary of billie jean, and I felt like I could do what he did (haha), I wanted to have fun the way he did on stage. There will never be another Michael Jackson but he really set the bar for outfits, how the stage should look…
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
This is my 9th song, I recorded, produced and engineered in my room, I wanted to make a slower song again, something that sounded older or could’ve been played like 20 years ago… I wanted to imagine myself singing in a quiet room, dimmed lights, inside of a lounge. Singing to someone in the audience that shouldn’t be there but is.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
My main influence is Michael Jackson music wise, the way he would change styles, clothing, genres, the stage performance, the stage setting is all example of what an artist should be doing, across the country… all of that. As for my biggest not musical influence, it would have to be Mark Zuckerberg, I admire a lot of the ways he built up facebook, a lot of the things he did in order to accomplish what needed to be done.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is always going to differentiate over time, a lot of people or going to like a certain sound, while im going to be developing another, a lot of my favorite artists are always changing. My music should take you to different times, experience the 70’s, the 80’s… along with me even if I didn’t live through it, I want the audience to live through it with me. The music is electric, the music is soft and luscious, the music kicks hard, you should understand it when you’re alone, while also being able to play it around your friends… its for people who are 9 and 90 years old, everything in between.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
The book would have to be harry potter and the sorcerors stone lol…
The movie would be Star Wars return of the jedi, and the album would be thriller by Michael Jackson.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I prefer being in a studio to work on a song until its up to standard, trying different sounds preparing for live. I also love performing the songs live when I get the chance of course, for right now I choose studio, but when I have more than just 9 songs… ill pick live.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
I think the funniest thing for me is that I used to watch how I met your mother all the time, and there was a scene where marshall was young again and in college with a rattail haircut ponytail thing, and he’s listening to this song… and he goes “and I licky boom boom down” and then informer by snow starts playing in the background, I used to love the hell out of that song when I was like 14 or something. And I find out from a friend snow liked one of my songs… lol.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Solar flare, I haven’t made a danceish track that I could see myself performing in front of 20,000 people yet and that one felt like it, I see myself dancing at the start of the song with the piano playing, and when the drop starts, doing a 720 spin lol.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I plan on making a short LP here soon combining everything I’ve learned and done within the last few months. A little pop, r&b compilation.
Along with singles as usual, but im really on the hunt for visual people right now, I have a goal of at least two videos this year… we’ll see.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
If you could model for any brand right now who would it be?
Prada, I don’t just want to make music, of course prioritize in music but I would love to model… pop up and act in some places.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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