THANK YOU FOR SPENDING SOME TIME WITH US TODAY! TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST CREATIVE ENDEAVOR!! I have just released a full-length album called "Digital," on all major platforms worldwide! It's a record that I spent years working on, writing and recording all the parts myself. It drove me a little bit mad but I'm happy with the result. Excited that this is just the beginning.
ON A SCALE FROM ONE TO TEN... HOW DRIVEN ARE YOU? Scale of one to ten? Hmm... approximately 258,387.
WHAT'S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL AND WHY? I really haven't thought much about this... umm... my spirit animal is an eagle that lived in an ancient time, and is now just literally a spirit that flies around and observes. I say this just because literally I've never thought about this. Whatever my spirit animal is, I know it's one that is a very, very old soul.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE, WHEN YOU KNEW YOU WERE DESTINED FOR THIS CAREER PATH? There was never one singular moment that proved it to me. Instead it was more like millions of tiny affirmations, like a teacher saying "you know, this is unique. You should pursue this." Lots of little things like that. Small encouragements along the way keep me going.
HOW IMPORTANT IS "LUCK" IN YOUR CAREER? I used to think I had to rely on being at the right place at the right time, that my big "break" would come about by accident, some circumstance where I know someone or whatever... but lately I've stopped thinking that way. I realize now that most of what I've done in my career has been the result of working nonstop, always developing my skills, and perseverance in the face of adversity. I've been willing to get up and move across the country to pursue opportunities, I've been willing to go on the road for months and months at a time, I've had to give up a lot of "normal" things in life that are hard to give up. So it wasn't luck that has brought me to this point, it's an insatiable drive toward a self-defined goal. I don't quit when it feels like it's getting hard, I just grind harder until I come out on top.
WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND TO BE 100% TRUE ABOUT SUCCESS? Success is something that is different for everyone, and has varying tiers. I could say I'm already successful - I moved to the big city, I have toured the country over and over, I've played sessions, produced records, done everything I ever dreamed of! So, I consider myself already successful - but my overall long-term goals haven't yet been realized, so I haven't had THAT success yet, know what I mean? I think it's important to be able to recognize all current successes, big or small, that exist right now.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANY SUCCESSFUL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? There are so many people... honestly, he's not in my line of work but I'd love to meet Barack Obama. I think I could learn a ton from an ex-president.