Tell us a few things about your new song #The_Deal. What is the main idea behind it?
The latest song is called “#The_Deal” with the brilliant hip-hop/rap singer RyanMusiq with whom I previously worked on multiple singles. While there are about a million songs about relationships in this world, “#The Deal” delves into the hard parts. It’s brutally honest, direct, authentic and very relatable.
Interestingly, it’s a multi-genre hybrid: hip-hop/rap vocals over a pop-rock bed. Initially, it was designed as a cinematic rock song. But when we started working on lyrics and vocals, I realized that turning it towards hip-hop/rap would be a big win.
How would you describe your musical progress over the years?
I’m sure it evolved, and hopefully, it is getting better. My genre spectrum keeps expanding and delving into hard rock at the moment, and I now work with some legendary musicians. 2022 showed a great start and hopefully will be fruitful! I already have three songs scheduled for release and working on another five.
What first got you into music?
I grew up too fast. I was a 5-year-old kid when our family friend, a conservatory of performing arts professor, discovered a perfect pitch in me and the tendency to feel and understand the music. Based on her recommendations, I was sent to a special music school where I received formal and comprehensive musical education from the age of 5 until I turned 1Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and hundreds more constituted my world throughout my childhood. My professor was very conservative, coming from the old school of musicians who dedicated their whole lives to music without compromise. I learned music history and composition and spent countless hours playing the piano every day. And I was performing 6-8 performances every year, including solo concerts. After school, my career had a 90-degree turn, away from music and into the IT world, and it’s been so until late 2020 when I felt that I had lots to “say” in musical terms. I attribute it to the pandemic, lockdowns, and the need to keep active.
Favourite album of the past year?
“Mercury – Act 1” by Imagine Dragons
What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?
I wear multiple hats on this project: songwriter, music producer, performer, marketing analyst, promoter, graphics artist and videographer. I guess the biggest challenge is that one cannot clone themself. ))
In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?
Great question! I hope they can listen to my music in any state of mind, and it doesn’t have to match the song’s mood. Some time ago, I sent one new song called “Safe in my dreams” to a group of music lovers for a review. One of the participants graded this song 1 out of 10 and indicated that according to her, the song was horrible because it made her cry. To me, it was the best compliment.
What is the one habit/thing you cannot live without?
It would be hard to live without seeing my family and my friends.