“Just think when you go to concerts or festivals how easily you interact with people you’ve never seen before. It’s awesome. As an artist our job is to continue to make good music and stay connected to our supporters.”
Check out the interview with Kamari exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Kamari: It all started as a party promoter. Just to see people get so hyped over music was just inspiring to me. I’m a huge fan of good energy. I love to be in explosive atmospheres. At the time I first started promoting parties I was just a songwriter and eventually converted to becoming an artist once I saw the vision.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I’m always have my laptop on me 24/7 to stay productive. At times I might be in Starbucks or a hotel lobby and will go up to someone and ask, “Hey you mind giving me input on this new song I made?” Sometimes I get asked for more. That was all the inspiration I needed.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I face is my first impression in the industry or should I say to the world. I make and write songs of numerous genres, from hip hop to pop to EDM. My biggest challenge is being classified. I believe that since the music I make is 100% me, it’ll attract people regardless.
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 isn’t really established yet. I’d say the primary sound of music at home is hip hop/trap which is why many people, especially from home, are so in love with my music. One thing I dislike about the music scene is that since we’re a small town there aren’t any big music fests or many clubs to go to.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music will always be the number one source of communication and connections in the world. Just think when you go to concerts or festivals how easily you interact with people you’ve never seen before. It’s awesome. As an artist our job is to continue to make good music and stay connected to our supporters.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
When you make music just be yourself. Don’t try to fit in or impress a friend. As long as you love it the people that share similarities with you will love it as well.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Just the vision I had from the beginning of this journey. The vibes and energy from a good day or a nice chill night. It all depends. I mostly write music when I’m really feeling it.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First I start by listening to instrumentals and pick 3 favorites unless something catches my attention quick. That’s when I go into writer’s mode. It may sound weird but have you ever listened to a really great song and say “Wow, there’s nothing you can do to make that song better?” That’s how I attempt to make all my music.
What do you think makes a great song?
There’s 3 important factors to me that makes a good songs. The first is structure, how the song is put together. Secondly I’d say melody, if it has a nice sound. Lastly I’d say content which is the connection to people. Any song with the 3 factors will make your music timeless.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Instagram – @itskingkamari
Facebook: Kamari | Kamari Lowery
YouTube: Kamari Official