What inspires you the most when you create? It’s hard to say. It’s different every time. All I know is that making music allows me to forget about myself and my worries; to tap into something greater.
Who are your top 5 influences? There’s definitely more than five, but if I had to choose: D’Angelo, Kraftwerk, Hiatus Kaiyote, Dr. Dre, and Funkadelic.
When are your new projects coming out? I’m currently working on my next single, “The Talking Drug”. I’m aiming to release it on Valentine’s Day. I’m also in the process of editing my next music video. I’m not sure when I’m going to drop it yet, but probably within the next couple of months.
What helped you get into music? I started playing the double bass in a classical orchestra when I was 8 and continued for ten years. Around the age of 12, I discovered garageband and started doing covers and making beats. Eventually I switched to logic and learned everything I know through online tutorials. People talk shit on the internet, but it’s all in the way you use it. It’s amazing how much free knowledge is out there.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? I know it’s cliche, but your support means the world to me. I’ve been at it for so many years and to finally know that people are listening is extremely validating and motivating. Y’all are the fuel in my tank! In terms of advice, I think more young people need to know that it’s okay to be introverted. Especially at university. There’s this expectation that we need to have plans every weekend in order to have “the college experience”. That’s bullshit! I would not be able to make music if I didn’t spend most of my time alone. Learn to enjoy your own company! Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for wanting to spend your time in your own way. You’ve got to have your own space in order to be creative.
What are your biggest goals for 2019? My biggest goal is to fine tune my production skills. I’ve made a lot of progress since I started, but I know I can be better. I want to compete with the pros. People tend to assume that I’m just a singer/songwriter, but I want to be primarily recognized as a producer.