Troy Castellano is a country/soul artist that prefers to be a category bender. We anticipate for artists like Troy to pop up in the soft country/soul genre, and we know there's the perfect spot for Troy's music. His blend of expressive vocal dynamics, with honest and raw lyricism, will give listeners a full open look at who Troy Castellano is. We don't get to see this a lot with every artist, and we're taking a full moment to appreciate Troy's ability to effortlessly share his story with his listeners, us, and the BuzzMusic community! Musically, Troy Castellano can be known for sharing personal and private experiences with his listeners, allowing for that deep connection. Troy gives listeners a sense of trust and assertiveness throughout his music.
"Quitter" will make you feel uplifted, purely by the vocal execution on Troy's end. He can communicate passion and a raw approach to expressing his emotions to listeners. With an undeniably intriguing tone, Troy Castellano presents himself as honest, amicable, and ultimately vivacious. Besides these aspects, his music expresses a pure version of country/soul music. The music video for "Quitter" perfectly captures an intimate experience with the music of Troy. The use of piano for the underlying melody of the song made for a more softer production. "Quitter" shares a personal experience from Troy's life, and his willingness to open up in such an exposing way to his listeners showcases his inert artistry. We can definitively say we're impressed with the production of "Quitter", and the music video adds that profound experience for listeners to encounter.
Listen to "Quitter" here, check out the music video below, as well as our interview with Troy!
Hi Troy! Welcome to the BuzzMusic platform! Congratulations on both the release of "Quitter" along with its music video! Can you tell our readers how the overall production of the music video went? Looking back, is there anything you wish you could've done differently?
This video was done pretty much on a whim, the photographer, Daniel Jones had bought a new camera and offered to do a video for me. I took the ball and ran with it. Since this song is a piano and vocal only I thought it would be cool to find a house with a grand piano and do a performance video of the song. Thanks to some great friends we secured a beautiful home in Brentwood Tennessee to shoot. The shoot went very easy and quickly. The idea was to have the artist (me) come in through the door sharply dress talking on the phone to someone who asked "how are you doing" and I respond with "things are going great now" now that I have quit some things! Then the artist sits down at the piano and plays out the song. This was my first attempt at self-producing a music video. I think we did it pretty well, the music is what really matters but if I were to do anything differently it would be to have gotten some wider shots of the room and piano. Other than that I am very proud of the video we made!
Was the music video of "Quitter" meant to be an opportunity for listeners to experience your music intimately? Do you believe that connecting with your listeners comes naturally to you as an artist?
I wrote this song back in 2016 with Brett Mandel. I wanted to put this song out as a video for people to experience it sonically and visually and let the listener take this powerful message in. I'm not sure if I connect naturally but I do try to live the song I am singing!
Describe the perfect setting to listen to your recent track "Quitter".
Dim down the lights, turn up the music, pour up a glass of your favorite beverage and just listen to the message in this song!
What are some steps you take to ensure the complete genuineness of your music?
I really try to get into the song in a way where people will believe what I am saying. This isn't that difficult since I wrote the songs and they usually are true-life experiences!
What kind of goals have you made for yourself artistically? Where do you believe you and your music will be in the next year?
I am mostly a songwriter in Nashville but definitely an artist as well. Looking forward I am going to push more towards the artist direction and start releasing singles and more videos on a regular basis. I have a brand new single called "Zero Latitude" coming out on all digital platforms on October 18, 2019. I also am very active on my YouTube channel youtube.com/troycastellano! I produce a songwriter show called Project 52 Nashville where I bring in co-writers and artists that I have wrote songs with, interview them and do a live performance of a song we wrote! One thing for sure, I'm not quitting making music, ever!