It's actually been a few years now since "All This Love" was released, but I can definitely say that while I feel I have grown personally and as an artist in the last few years, I still see my last album as somewhat of a journal and so I always love to listen back. Listening to past music reminds me of the road I am traveling to get to where I want to be. That's always a good thing, I think.
Definitely. A lot has happened for me personally in the last few years- both good and bad. I have really had to stretch, push, and reach past a lot of the boundaries that I subconsciously place around myself. As an artist, my music is very much inspired by my personal experiences, so the two of them go hand in hand.
Q. In 2013 you released your album “All This Love”, a very diverse collection that shows your versatility as a vocalist. How do you feel about the album now that almost a year has passed?
Right now I am busy working on my third album. I'm excited about this one because I feel like I am finally arriving to a point where I know who I am as an artist. Just as in life, you change and morph as you experience more and know better. I feel like this album reflects that. I'm really proud of it so far.
Q. What projects are you currently working on in the studio?
Q. Do you believe you have grown as an artist and person since that time?
"I have really had to stretch, push, and reach past a lot of boundaries"
I sure hope so! Deadmau5 and Kaskade are amazing artists and I have the utmost respect for them both. The tracks I have done with them have most certainly been a platform for me. I can only hope to hit another jackpot like I did with them.
Q. Your work with Deadmau5 and Kaskade in “I Remember” and “Move for me” remain two of your most successful collaborations. Would you call these two releases the highlights of your career? Why or Why not?
Q. Do you see yourself surpassing such major achievements in the near future?
Q. You’ve been a vocalist for several years in EDM. How do you think the Industry has changed for better and/or worse
I know it's debatable, but I am happy that EDM has opened up to a larger listening pool. Everyone should be listening to music that makes them feel good.
Those two tracks I did with Deadmau5 and Kaskade have most definitely seen the most traction and that has been exciting and validating. For me though, I would say some of the most stand out moments in my career thus far have been when I get to hear from someone who listened to a song I wrote--- and they connect with it- it means something to them. I find that so rewarding and it makes me feel a part of something larger than my small day to day.
One of my first big gigs was singing the National Anthem at a NBA basketball game!
Q. What remains your greatest source of inspiration and creativity to date?
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Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
Hands down- the people around me. I am very inspired by the people in my life. I am the type of person that is recharged by being around people that move me. I love to learn things about their life and gain inspiration from their experiences as well as my own.
"I am very inspired
by the people in my life"
Q. Leave us with some inspirational words
"Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not." - Paulo Coelho