“Boosting your advertisements and posts through Facebook and with Instagram makes for effective marketing of music, merchandise, and visual art.”
Check out the interview with Delayed Therapy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Delayed Therapy: We’re a psychedelic, boom bap, hip hop group hailing from Houston, Texas. Our unique sound stems from an influence of rock, funk, and psychedelic music from eras past mashed together with a sample-based approach to hip hop. What began as an outlet for creative friends to vibe-out a couple times a month has morphed into a full-fledged serious musical project with weekly practices, studio sessions, and shows.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay consistent, continue to grow your craft every day, and never stop believing in your ability.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge would be staying true to your sound and not being pressured into making what’s trendy in music today. The hardest task would be attempting to make a song that transcends genres and resonates with listeners of all ages.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The most effective way to promote and advertise our music would be through social media. Boosting your advertisements and posts through Facebook and with Instagram makes for effective marketing of music, merchandise, and visual art.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
We are from the great city of Houston, TX. Houston is the most diverse city not only in the US but in the world. There are all kinds of ethnic groups. While the city is well known for its screwed up, syrup sippin, slow demeanor, it currently is undergoing a musical boom and transformation that the country will soon be exposed to.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Our goal in one year is to release another full length LP, several singles, and visual art to go along with each song. We are also looking to curate dope events in Houston and beyond. All while growing our fan base here and abroad.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
We are inspired by numerous artists that have come before us; from Outkast, Goodie Mob, Pharrell Williams, DJ Premier, Currency, Alchemist, Devin the Dude, Scoop Deville, Cypress Hill, and Beastie Boys just to name a few.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Today’s music is super innovative in certain terms. The listener has definitely shifted its attention from bars/lyrics to the vibe of the overall piece of musical art. The production in music today has come a long way. We appreciate this aspect of today’s music but still have a lot of love for a song that bangs and is littered with dope lyrical content.
Where can we contact you and find you online?