Hi, Drawn To The Sky! How are you?
“Hey! I’ve been doing well. Just working on bettering myself lately, and creating a bunch of new music to put out this Fall and coming Winter.”
Where are you from?
“I grew up in rural southern Minnesota, near the small town of Le Sueur, MN where I attended high school. I currently split my time between living here and Los Angeles, CA.”
What is your greatest inspiration for your music?
“For me, writing songs has always been my biggest therapy. If I’m ever going through a tough time, there’s no better feeling than to isolate myself and just spill out my emotions over a guitar or beat. I like to make music about the darker things in life, but I tend to use these songs to transmute those lower emotions into something better. That’s usually why my music tends to be a little more uptempo, even if it’s about a melancholy subject.”
What are 3 words that describe your music?
“If I had to use 3 words, to sum up my music, it would be “Beauty in Darkness.” There’s nothing wrong with experiencing difficult emotions, and I want to show people that you can turn those negative feelings into positive ones by recognizing the relationship they share. It’s impossible to know what good is without having evil in the world. In the same sense, it’s impossible to experience joy without having experienced a form of heartache.”
What is the hardest subject you’ve ever written about?
“Most of my writing is about very personal situations, so It’s almost always difficult to reveal those experiences to the world. One of the more recent difficult subjects I covered was in my song “MAGICK.” It was basically a rant towards the people around me in my life that have tried to hold me back from going after my dreams. It’s always difficult to write about a specific person or personal circumstance, especially when so many people close to you know who the lyrics are
about when they listen. It can definitely make things awkward back home once the song’s out there in the public arena. I’ve learned that it takes a lot of guts to be totally raw and honest with your art.”
What are the challenges of being an artist?
“The biggest challenges of being an artist are probably fairly obvious and universal for most. I think we can all agree that it’s incredibly financially difficult to support yourself with music alone when you’re first starting out, and this can be a major roadblock. It takes a lot of money to pay for studio time, music videos, mixing, mastering, artwork, and marketing – so generally most artists take on everything DIY in order to grow their brand while making ends meet. I’ve been very fortunate to get to the point where I can now do music full-time and support myself from it, but it didn’t come without its many sleepless nights. In hindsight, being able to wake up every day and do exactly what I want with my life is worth every ounce of the struggle it took to get here.”
Are you planning on releasing new music soon?
“I haven’t put out much music this past year, but that’s all gonna change very soon. I’ve got 2 singles coming out this Fall, and I’ll be dropping a brand new EP this Winter!”
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