A Certain Energy – Fake Love [Interview]

Tell us a few things about your new song “Fake Love”. What is the main idea behind it?

When it came to writing “Fake Love” I was in a spot within my career where I didn’t know where some loyalties were at. I’m still in that same spot, but at the end of the day I still have to move forward with my career regardless. “Fake Love” is about the conception of someone giving fake support, or “love”, to your ambitions and goals. This can be towards anyone from personal friends, family, co-workers, etc. I’m all about honest feedback, and I’ve came across so many individuals who will say one thing to your face and another thing to the general public. At the end of the day you will always have your own support in yourself, and that’s what matters most.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“It’s not fair when I give my all, just to watch me fall. From all you caused, broke my heart, went too far, I’ve had enough. It’s the end of us”

This lyric set was from a feature I did for Highrise, an artist located in Iowa. The song is called I’m Not That Lonely, and it’s about the toxicity within an unhealthy relationship you just can’t seem to escape from. I gained influence from not only other relationships, but mainly my own whether from the past or present. This song will always have a special place in my heart.

Favourite album of the past year?

I haven’t had a favorite album this year as of yet. I’m a big fan of a lot of singles this year though. There has been a lot of strong ones that I just can’t get enough of like “Fool’s Gold” by Aries or Please Just Hate Me by Tello. If I can make my own compilation of singles to make the ultimate variety album that would be my choice of album of the year [laughs].

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

I would have to say finding a life balance. Music isn’t just a career, but a lifestyle. Finding that balance with your personal and professional life can be challenging at times. That’s the beauty of it though as well. This isn’t for the faint of heart. This isn’t for the weak minded. The only avenue I see to take is to move forward regardless of the trials I have to face whether it’s relationships, finances, time, etc. All we can do is do our best as human beings and achieve what we believe is our calling.

What would you change in the music industry?

I would change the way contracts are presented to rising artists. Too many artists sign a contract without properly understanding it. This causes so many issues for careers down the line, and I find it to be the biggest issue in the longevity of things. Sure we can get a lawyer to go through the fine print, but I’d rather have that knowledge in the open for everyone to understand when signing to a partnership, label, etc.

Favorite music related film?

I love “Hustle & Flow” so much [laughs]. I haven’t seen it in such a long time, but watching it made me visualize the concept of “doing what it takes, no matter what.” That ideology brought me to the level I’m at today, and I’m thankful for it. It’s honestly a cult classic in the music industry, and if you disagree.. Well, let’s hope people don’t [laughs].

What is the most useless talent you have?

I never thought about it honestly. If I were to have a useless talent it would have to be able to wake up at a certain time without an alarm clock. I just have to think about it 5-10 times and then I’ll automatically wake up at that exact time [laughs]. It’s not technically useless, because it does come in clutch when you don’t have an alarm. Now if your phone dies.. Now that’s talent. I’m still late to events even if I wake up on time. I guess that’s also a talent [laughs].

Thank you!

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