New Song: My Beautiful Drug
This song is about…
A story of my life & how I spent all my life looking for love in all the wrong places, as many times i got my heart broken I went back for more to find love and eventually become addicted to the idea of just wanting to be loved. Later I had to come to terms that love wouldn’t be found that’s why this song is very personal to me as it takes a page from my life story.
Who have been the most influential in your music and why..
To be honest with you, many other artists have been so influential to me, I really connect with artists who have been through so many of life struggles and still continue to write and record and produce, you can always here it in the words they sing, that’s what I want to be able to achieve.
One of my best friends who was my mentor in life started me on this journey, If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here today. Unfortunately he passed away before he got so see my success. A lot of what I do now is in dedication to his memory. Some of my other friends see greatness in what I do so that also influences me a lot. I always take a page from my life and I transfer that out into a song and then an album like I have done with “Getting To Know My Heart.”
Describe your songwriting and production process..
My process can take form in many different ways. I can be half asleep and a song will come into my head and I just have to get up and record it.. right then with or without an instrumental. If I write it down sometimes, I loose the impact of emotion behind it so that’s where free styling the song is best. Most of the songs I do now are freestyle.
I have been told my songs have more feeling when they are freestyle but other times when I get hit with that creativity, I lock myself in my room and I take pen to paper. After that I will try creating the instrumental. The instrumental process can take anything up to 12 hours to 3 days to put together some times it can take two hours. It all just depends. My favorite thing to use is Studio Logic. All of what I do and know has all been self taught. The instruments that I really love are the guitar, the pain, the violin and drums…
For the last few years I have seen my music grow and develop and change, it has all been a self taught endeavor. I was born with music in my blood and I know it’s the only thing I wanted to do in life. There was a time when I was about to give it all away because I couldn’t get my voice back. A friend begged me not to give it up so I pushed through it and have kept going till this day. There hasn’t been a time that I’ve ever looked back! Music for me is life. Without it I could not exist.