How would you classify your music?
My music is best classified as “Dark Pop” with an R&B edge. I use clever lyrics to describe complex stories involving relationships, conflict and morals while ensuring that the sound remain catchy.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
Artists like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson peaked my musical interest growing up. Today, artists like The Weeknd, Russ and Miguel continue to inspire me.
What do you want fans to take from your music?
My hope is that fans will dive deep into my lyrics and find them thought provoking as well as something to sing along to. I want them to feel transported into the dramatic and mysterious vibe that I try to evoke.
How’s the music scene in your locale?
Boston is home to many incredible artists, but it lacks a community of people motivated to work together and see each other succeed. Many of the outlets for music either take advantage of or refuse to work with unestablished musicians.
What is your Creative process?
Songwriting has always come very natural to me. I’ve often stepped out of the shower or woke up singing a song with the sudden realization that I just created something. When I’m working on a new album, I’ll go on a writing tear where I’ll sit down and produce 6-8 tracks a day. After a week or so I’ll go through everything and pick my favorites to record.
What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?
The Hard Rock Cafe was my best concert experience so far because the crowd was so amazing and interactive. Fans are most important part of performing and music in general.
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
“Nothing” is definitely my favorite track on the album. It has such a huge, cinematic feel that really leaves a mark on every listener. Even though the lyrics are so dark, everyone can relate to a struggle of right and wrong and the questioning their moral identity. Not too many pop songs go this deep.
How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?
This last year has really been about turning the kind of music that I love to create into a sound that is undoubtedly me. Learning to produce the instrumentals myself has given me profound freedom from dependence and unwanted influence. I’ve never felt more sure of the person I am and the sound that I want to create.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
Kendrick Lamar would be a dream collaboration of mine. We would complement each other’s abilities so well.
What’s next for you?
“Nothing” and the rest of the album are on the rise at #32 on the Billboard BDS chart with over 200,000 streams on Spotify and there’s tons of new music to come as well as a world tour in the works!
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