My music is a story. Everyone has a story and the songs I make are just different chapters of my life. Remember that everyone has a different taste in everything so make the best music you can make and either way they would respect the hard work whether they liked the music or not.
Episode #562: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/s/10548381
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
My music is a story. Everyone has a story and the songs I make are just different chapters of my life.
I create all my music in my personal home studio. Since I have my own set up, I don’t ever really have to feel the pressure of the hourly time limit other studios have so its nice to be able to create at will. When creating songs I always play beats for a couple of minutes or even hours until I find a sound I like. I feel that the beat to a song is as important to the lyrics so if the beat is just “alright” the lyrics wont get the attention they deserve.
Once I get the beat, I just start writing and usually can have the song written in an hour or so. After that I just lay it down in Protools and mix it all down to get mastered.
I have mainly collaborated with friends who also make music in my area but I hope to expand that horizon moving forward. A good friend of mine has always been a go to for writing hooks to some of my songs. One of my personal favorites he’s done is on my song “Back Then”. He did a great job and that and we actually have other projects together for the near future.
Something I love about creating music is that it doesn’t have to start or end a certain way. Its cool when sometimes I just have an idea and it turns into something completely different. It helps keep the ball rolling.
Right now, I work 2 jobs. One full time and a part time one. Its pretty crazy to say I have time for music but I always put time aside for it no matter what. I work as a full time Case Manager working with youth and families to get back on track with school and to decrease truancy and my other job is a Studio Engineer for a teen center where I run the music program/studio. Helping youths to create music, which is what I went to school for, is a dream job for me which helps keep me going and also aligns with my own personal goals.