What inspires you the most when you create? I’m a sensory-driven person. So when I am creating music, I interact with my sounds the same way I interact with any living thing. When I play a phrase or program a loop, it feels like a conversation with another being. So I build from there. I’m inspired by the frequency each sound emits.
Who are your top 5 influences? Well this is hard because I love so many artists. But if I had to narrow them down, I’d say: Sango, Lapalux, A.R. Rahman, Pharrell Williams, and Flying Lotus. I follow musicians that incorporate texture and experimental qualities to their songs. These qualities add life to music. Sango adds a soulful and ethnic vibe to trap music. Lapalux’s music sounds like what Salvator Dali paintings look like. A.R. Rahman’s music is like watching a Bollywood film in IMAX 3D. Pharrell adds a futuristic funk element to anything he touches. And Flying Lotus has the craziest syncopation in his rhythms.
When are your new projects coming out? I have a goal releasing another EP in the second or third quarter. This EP will feature a lot of the sultry, vibrant, and bass-filled elements I’ve been working on for some time. It doesn’t take long for me to have a full song composed from start to finish. If I have an idea, I may only take a few hours to complete. I then produce my artwork immediately after. A challenge I have is stepping back to organize my music based on a theme.
What helped you get into music? As cliche as it sounds, music is embedded in my spirit. My dad took my mother to shows when she was pregnant with me. Both sides of my family were into music. From dancing and singing to playing instruments. I loved the feeling of sub bass as a child. I’ve always been sensitive to frequencies that generated from music. I actually cried after hearing certain songs in commercials or TV shows as a kid. It confused my parents. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the theme song from The Reading Rainbow always made me cry. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star just felt sad. The chord progressions in that song triggered somber emotions. The Rainbow theme song was an inspirational song. I cried because it made me feel like “I can go anywhere”. I started rapping and beatboxing at an early age. My father’s mom also had a piano I loved to play. In 8th grade my dad took me to Radio Shack and I experimented with a 61-key Casio they had on display. The manager of store heard me play and offered me a $500 shopping spree. This allowed me to take home the keyboard, a microphone and a small amp. This is was the initial stage in me developing my production skills.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? Thank you for supporting me. It wasn’t until last year when I realized that I am actually good at this. I’m very appreciative.
What are your biggest goals for 2019? I’d like to perform often, so being on rotation throughout the year is a major goal. I want to work with brands (B2B and B2C) to help them deliver experience to their customers through sound. I also want to help other artists strengthen their sound by offering engineering advice and creative direction. And last but not least, I want to produce licensable music that could be placed on films and other media outlets. Follow November Rose http://www.soundcloud.com/novemberrosemusic … http://www.instagram.com/novemberrosemusic … https://www.twitter.com/novemberrosemusic … http://www.novemberrosemusic.com