I got kicked out of the house when I was 15 years old.
I’ve been on my own ever since, always struggling, always hustling, and always living in survival mode.
I’ve lived with friends’ parents, on people’s couches, and even in my car at one point.
I was always that friend that my more successful friends always had to pick up the tab for if we went out to dinner.
I always had “hand-me-down”... well… everything…
…from furniture, to clothes, to makeup, you name it.
And I wouldn’t even think of buying myself anything new until the duct tape that held the old thing together was falling apart.
Still, my big “why” in wanting to build a successful career as a musician was so much more than just wanting financial freedom. I wanted to be a 6-figure...
You are what you eat,
You sound like what you listen to!
When we first start playing music we do it purely out of passion; we stay up late playing guitar on the edge of our bed or sing that crazy vocal run over and over until we’ve finally nailed it! We have music inside of us that we can’t wait to get out.
We put in the work to learn our instruments, write freely from the heart, and ideas pour out of us.
But where do the ideas come from? What shapes our sound?
It’s the albums & songs you played endlessly on your bedroom floor.
That music you heard throughout your life, but especially growing up, that is now embedded in you. It was your input and it became your OUTPUT. I’m sure some of your first songs sounded almost like copies of the artists you listened to growing up, I know mine did...sorry Pantera. And though you’ve (hopefully) grown past copying other people's songs you still sound like what...