1) How did you decide to start making music, and chose to go solo with it?
When I was 4 years old I sang in church and took piano
lessons. As I got older, music continued to be a part of my life, but I thought
I was going to be a professional basketball player. One day, during my senior
year of high school, I woke up and decided I had too much love for music to not
pursue it. I taught myself guitar and started writing songs of my own and
within a couple of months I was playing solo gigs and shows on the weekend
which solidified my love for performing.
2) Do you plan to release any more music in the rest of 2018?
I am working on my first EP release and plan to
release two singles off of it. If everything goes as planned, I will release
the first single in August and the second in September. The EP will be released
3) What do you want to achieve as a solo artist by the end of 2018?
I want to gain more fans and grow closer with the base
I already have! I’m aiming big with goals of playing small stages at music festival
such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Summerfest to name a few. Setting goals
that scare me is very important to where I want to go with my career. I want to
be the artist that has talent and work ethic that lasts.
4) Who inspires you most?
My parents inspire me every day, no question. When it
comes to artistry two of my big inspirations are Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran.
Stevie has written timeless music, and anyone can tell he’s in love with the fact
that he gets to play music whenever he performs. Ed is a songwriting machine.
There are few people in this industry with as many cuts and hits as Ed Sheeran.
5) How would you describe your sound in three words?
Pop, groove, smooth.
6) Your newest single “Little White Lies” just came out in January, is there anything you’d like to say about it?
It has been incredible to be able to write this song
with artist Matt Sperrazza and have the opportunity to produce the single
myself. So far, we have received a lot of love and we can’t thank our fans
enough for streaming our music!
7) What is your favorite thing about being able to release music?
I love that I have the opportunity to entertain
people. Someone can listen to my music halfway across the world, relate to my
lyrics and feel my melodies. I think that’s amazing.
8) What is your dream venue to play?
I would probably throw up and die if I had the opportunity
to play Madison Square Garden or Wembley Stadium.
9) If you could tour with any other 2 bands in the world, who would they be and why?
I would love the opportunity to tour with either John
Mayer or Post Malone. I feel like I’d get along with both of them really well
honestly. Plus, I am a huge fan of their music.
10) Thank you for doing this! Anything to add?
A huge thank you to Local Focus for doing this write up! You guys rock!
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