Hey AJay! Welcome to BuzzMusic! Do you have any musical influences? How do they inspire your sound?
Some of the most influential people in my music career are Sam Smith, Adele, and John Legend. They all have such unique and beautiful voices that are so hard to find in the music industry now. I try my hardest to have clean and clear vocals just like they do. I've learned from these three how vocals really carry the entire song.
"Falling For You" is a beautiful song! It must be about someone special. Is it based on life experience?
I wrote Falling for You during my senior year of high school. I've always been good at talking, but whenever I was around this one girl, Ashley, I would always choke up. I wrote the song to get all my feelings out into the world, and eventually, we started dating. I never told her about the song was about her, though.
What do you hope your listeners take away from this song?
I've always tried to make music that people are able to relate to. When people are listening to Falling for You they're going to see someone in their life they once fell for. It's a very moving song that will warm anyone's heart.
How would you describe your live performances?
I love having fun with the audiences at my shows. Interacting with the crowd; singing to people. It's so much fun! My number one priority at my shows is to have every person leave happier than when they came in. I've got great reception from all my shows, and can't wait to do more in the future!
What challenges have you faced as an up and coming artist? How do you overcome those challenges?
The biggest challenge is coordinating with all of the people on your team. When I first came into the music industry I thought it would be fairly straight forward: make music, release it, perform shows, repeat. "I can do that all on my own," I thought. Boy, was I wrong. I've now realized there are so many more parts than that where you need to rely on countless different people for your success. Something I've done to overcome reliance on others is becoming more versatile. Since I've started making music, I've learned about Photoshop, video editors, producing software, photography, and so much more.
What's next for you and your career?
At this point, I'm not sure if I want to continue being a solo artist or sign to a label. There are definitely pros and cons to both. Either way, I'm going to continue to create more music for the fans. I'm thinking of making another music video in the near future as well!
Check out "Falling For You" on Spotify here!