New Jersey-based Pop Singer Steve Garay is passionate about love songs, both the good and the heartbreaking side of love. He believes it is essential to stay connected and in touch with your emotions, but it is imperative that you celebrate the laughter and good times at the end of the day.
Steve Garay's newest release, "Take A Break," is his way of connecting to his listeners and speaking to them through music. Right from the start, you are sucked in by the vivid and easygoing melody and find yourself falling into the story.
The soft beat underlies Steve Garay's heartbreaking account of ending a relationship in the hopes of revealing your significant other's true feelings. He keeps it simple with repeated rhythms and melody, his fervent vocals speaking right to the listener as if the story is also theirs. The gritty, earthy vocal tones add to the atmosphere of the song in a well-rounded way.
As the song progresses, the hopeful feeling that was present during the first verse fades away, and the bold and devastating truth of the situation is revealed. Steve Garay is now gearing up to release his album 'It Comes From The Heart' in January 2021, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Listen to “Take A Break” here.
What does “Take A Break” mean to you? Do you typically draw your lyrics from personal experiences?
“Take a Break” depicts the story of how I truly feel “about love.” It talks about me being a little skeptical regarding my girlfriend. So I tested my girlfriend out and I notified her that we need a little separation from each other. I did it because I wanted to know if she truly loves me or not. The song got its inspiration from my past, I got lead on by some girl and she ended up playing with my emotions.
The instrumentation for “Take A Break” is quite mellow and yet stays lively and connected to the lyrics, how do you craft your jubilant melodies?
Well, first I inspect the instrumentation to see if I enjoy the instrumental. To see if the instrumental is worthy of writing too. Next, I listen to the instrumentation a couple of times to get me in the mood. After that my emotion starts to come in and I write everything down about what I truly feel in my heart.
How long have you been creating your intricate feel-good pop music? Do you feel influences from other genres make their way into your music?
Well, I've been creating pop music for about 7 months now. But I originally started out writing rap songs when I was 14 years old. I love writing pop music, but there are other genres that have influenced me like Rock n Roll, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Jazz, and of course Hip Hop.
What can listeners expect from your upcoming album 'It Comes From The Heart?'
Listeners could expect my unorthodox style. They could expect several emotions at once. They’ll possibly be confused throughout the entire song. Every track is different and I mix genres within my songs making every track sound unique as possible. For instance, I got a couple of feedback regarding my song “Guilty Pleasure” and they told me that it sounds a little pop and R & B.
What has been keeping you inspired in one of the most challenging years, 2020?
The Year I noticed that the majority of people were stuck in their homes most likely scrolling through social media. I notice that this is the best time to release music because people are seeking for some entertainment and a little distraction from the whole pandemic.