Making the most of my passion for music

I started writing music when I was 12 and got the chance to record in a friend’s garage when I was 15. Since I was young, music was always playing throughout our house and it was always a way for us to show how we felt; when my family was angry you could hear all the angry music in the house, and when everything was beautiful and everything was fine you could hear loving songs and really happy tracks. As I got older I found that music was the easiest way to express myself. It started off as poems and writing down my thoughts like letters and then I thought – why not make songs?

As I grew older and went to high-school sometimes I found it all to be a little too much and I got caught up in some bad shit. I got into a lot of trouble but music was always the thing that kept me safe and gave me a place to be me, be free, and a place to be quiet when everything else around me was so loud. Whenever I was angry or upset and I was stuck in my own head, I’d write all of these things down and turn it into something beautiful.

My goal for music has no limit, I’ll never limit it to just making an album and finishing up. I want to make music forever. I’m currently writing an album and that’s going to be released sometime in the next 6 to 8 months – but it won’t end there. In the meantime I’m just writing and recording and working in a studio alongside my friends and ultimately just having fun.

These days I find myself writing about the things I enjoy in life – the things that make me smile and the things that make me want to live more and enjoy this world.

My advice to anyone else is that if you believe in it and you want it, it CAN happen, but you have to work for it. My favourite quote and one of the things I live by is, “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”. You can have all the skills in the world but if you don’t put the effort into it, nothing’s going to become of it.

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