“I feel artists can become more involved in the future of music by pushing out their new projects and hopefully making underground more prevalent with listeners and dominating the radio.”

Check out the interview with Elegant Speech exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
E.S: I started writing songs at a very young age with my brother Tru. I also sang a lot in church and the school choir.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Facebook, reverb nation, live shows, and flyers.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge for me is standing out and being different. There are so many underground artists that are great. I overcome this by keeping my material fresh and pushing myself out of my comfort zone with each new project.

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 Tahoe is very much metal or alternative music. The hip-hop scene is not big here at all, however, there are a few outstanding hip-hop artists that live here which I love.

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 artists can become more involved in the future of music by pushing out their new projects and hopefully making underground more prevalent with listeners and dominating the radio.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t give up, use the haters hate to help you rise above and prove that you are the next big thing and we can do this!

What inspires you to write your next song?
I’m inspired by my everyday struggles. Also just listening to new beat effects the direction of my writing a lot. It is a very important factor in the writing process for me.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Turn on that new beat, see what lyrics jump out at me.Then I start with a nice solid hook to give myself a base for my verses. I find that if in the event I write a verse first I may go off the point of what I really am trying to say. However, if it’s dope enough I will keep it and make it work for the song. But if not I scratch it a do a full rewrite of the verse.

What do you think makes a great song?
So many factors to a good song. Lyrics should highlight the beat. I love to make the listener feel something whether it be happy, sad, angry. Music should be a release for the writer and to have that be conveyed to the lister is a very powerful thing

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
You can contact me at tru@doublevisionrecords.com or on my Reverbnation page.