Quincy Valentine – Daydreams ft. Shamyra [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Soulful, Vintage, Warm

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the story behind it?

The concept for Daydreams was derived from my personality. I’m known as a fairly nonchalant person and some have expressed me bing hard to read. So the song talks about this in regards to developing feelings for someone. Of course looking back now, this song unintentionally describes a particular experience I had with someone I avoided expressing feelings for. I happened to be beta testing a subscription service at the time, Reason +, and most of the sounds I used on this song were part of the sound set for it. Once I finished producing the track, I felt the vibe of mysticism and so the title as well as many of the themes in the verses reflects that from astrology to physics, and mythology.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

I have more music that gets a bit more personal on the way, but as of current releases it would likely be in Daydreams. I say “played it off like it ain’t a big deal, but I was just frontin’ like Jay. I’m being Pha-real.” That pretty much sums up the song.

Your music has an old school vibe. Are you into today’s Hip Hop? Or do you prefer to listen to old classics?

I’m definitely a child of the 90’s so today’s Hiphop honestly doesn’t hit the same. There’s some modern songs that still catch my attention though.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

Hiphop is art. It’s a culture. It’s also an effective means of spreading a message.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

A lot of my current music tends to lean towards a chill vibe. So I imagine most listeners are in some kind of relaxed mood or even a romantic one considering the content.

You’d give up making music for…

I honestly can’t see me giving up music. It’s been a pat of my life for my entire life from growing up hearing my mother play piano and my uncle dj and rap, to being in a church choir and playing in bands through high school and college. Whether it would be my primary career or not, I think it will always be a large part of my life.

Thank you!

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