“Same as it’s always been. The great artists will continue growing and the bubble gum artists will have their moment but like always will lose their flavor.”
Check out the interview with Kamikaze Cole exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Kamikaze Cole: I’ve always loved music, but I started writing my own when I was about 14 years old and immediately fell in love with the writing process and the expression of thoughts and feelings. This all started in St. Louis, Missouri with an Xbox headset microphone, and when my mom would pass out I would take her laptop to record.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I used to actually burn thousands of blank CDs of my music and keep them with me 24/7. If I remotely thought a kid or someone would like my music, I would just hand them a CD and just hoped they listened.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The challenge is weaving through all these people in the industry who really want to grow with your music and the people who would just want to make a quick buck off one hit song. I overcome this by being an independent artist and not having to answer to anyone but myself.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
St. Louis is filled with tons of great musicians, and that’s one of the things I truly love about this city. Only thing I would say I don’t like are artists with egos when they haven’t really done shit. It’s one thing to be cocky, this whole industry is cocky, but to think you’re a better person than another I don’t put up with.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Same as it’s always been. The great artists will continue growing and the bubble gum artists will have their moment but like always will lose their flavor.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
You have to absolutely give everything you got, make choices knowing you won’t be living with regret later, make the sacrifices necessary to keep progressing.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My family, friends, and my Pilots. My fans are my pilots, my pilots are also in a way are in my family.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
There’s days I can write a song in 20 minutes and days I can’t think of a line to write to save my life. If I’m writing for my projects I have to be feeling the beat.
What do you think makes a great song?
The relatability is probably the main thing, like do the fans and listeners understand and connect with it emotionally. Then you have to show off the skills that make you different from most artists.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?