“For me, I have to set the mood. The lighting in the room has to be preferably dim. Incense has to be burning. Depending on the vibe, I may have something to drink.”
Check out the interview with Albert Vuitton exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Albert Vuitton: As a kid I was glued to MTV when they still played music videos. It didn’t matter if it was hip hop, rock, r&b, or pop. I watched it all. During this time I was influenced by family and friends that were musically inclined. 2007 is when I decided I was going to be serious with my music.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I make my music interactive and get my followers involved. I post in moderation, the last thing I want to do is annoy my followers by drowning them with content and posts. I make it personal to a certain level, anything I release as well as everything I post is genuine and relatable.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Too many artists trying to sound like everyone else, no originality. Too many wanting to do it for the money and not the love for the art. At this moment in time you have to go above and beyond to prove yourself. You have to sacrifice and be willing to give it your all no matter what it takes.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is good if you’re a DJ. Hip hop/rap doesn’t get a lot of love, if any. So many venues don’t care to support it unless you’re a major artist. You really have to be well connected. What I do like is there’s so much talent! The majority of artists work together towards the same common goal.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I feel it can go anywhere. To me, today’s music is fusing different styles. Good music will be good music no matter the genre or artist. With technology/instrumentation evolving we have to learn how to evolve with it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be original, stay relevant, be confident, have patience, and stay persistent.
What inspires you to write your next song?
For me, I have to set the mood. The lighting in the room has to be preferably dim. Incense has to be burning. Depending on the vibe, I may have something to drink. Also, having the correct people around me is a must. This recipe usually sparks creativity to get started.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
There’s really no definitive steps for me. One song I may start with melody or a pad and on another I might start with percussion. It really all depends on how I feel that day.
What do you think makes a great song?
A great song to me can cover different basis. In one song I may like the lyrics and in a different song I might like the production. I don’t base a great song on the popularity it has on the radio. I like what I like.
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