STARING BLANKLY AT THE SCREEN?
Time management is one of the toughest battles any aspiring musician goes through, especially if you try to fit in a personal life as well. I’m very determined to reach my goals, sometimes just to keep writing and improving, I’ll just sit in front of the computer hoping for some sort of inspiration to hit me, to write something magical.. but I can just end up staring blankly at the screen. You have to be disciplined about the time you have. There’s no time to waste!
BEING SURROUNDED BY THE RIGHT PEOPLE?
I’m lucky, I’ve been blessed to have been surrounded by the best. Producers, musicians, designers, turntablists, the list goes on, so I’m constantly inspired by their work, their achievements, that’s why I believe a lot in collaborations and I think that will be the key to my success, one day.
With every collaboration you do, you will surely learn something new about your craft or at least the way you approach it, from that you will always improve. It should always be a learning process, never think that you know everything.
TALKING BOUT MY GENERATION.
My generation is when changes will take place, regardless if it’s bad or good, because of the mentality we have, because of the questions we seek for the perfect answer for, everything will evolve and mature.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SHAKE IT ALL UP?
At least in Singapore, there’s always this stigmata of not being able to succeed in music, or being sustainable in it. I want to be the guy that changes that, because I really think that, that mentality is still there because there’s no one to believe in. I’m working real hard to be that guy that inspires future Singaporeans to pursue music seriously.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
It varies really. There isn’t a real handbook, but I like to be pressured. I seem to perform better then, regardless if it’s for a song or a performance, those butterflies bring out the best in me.
TURN US ON TO SOMETHING?
Sixx. My priority is still with my band Sixx. There’s really something special in the music create. We’re a 9 piece band, 2 vocalists and 7 instruments. We’ve been successful very quickly, playing overseas and at landmark stages in Singapore.
You rearrange everything and then suddenly.. you just sit there.. going.. wow.. why didn’t I think of that before. David blaine has tricks, you can find real magic in the jamming studio.WHAT ‘S PLAYING?
My guitarist will feed me with Imogen Heap, my pianist will introduce acid jazz to me, Maxwell and musiq soulchild in one ear and then some Broken Social Scene in the other. Somehow we manage to bring a fresh sound of Hip Hop out of this. Side note!! I looove Coldplay. Huge fan.WHAT IS YOUR SCENE AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
I knew I wanted to do it, a ‘give it a go and worry about it later’ mentality. Lo behold, I got really positive reviews and in no time was invited back for more showcases. Ever since then, I’ve never stopped. My music has matured for sure since then but I’m glad it did.. I’ve found my own flow and sound and from that, have treated every show like it’s my first because every impression you give counts.TOP 3 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC FOR YOUR GENERATION?