“I hope that by this time next year I’ll be able to look back at myself and be shocked with how far I’ve come.”
Check out the interview with Lives of Few exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Lives of Few: When I was a senior getting ready to graduate high school the thought of what to do next kept reoccurring in my head. I was either going to go to college, or I was going to be thrown into real life. When I made the choice to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life, I felt a strong desire for music. My whole life I’ve played music and wanted to impact people through the gift God has given to me. So I started the band Lives of Few.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Do what God wants you to do. Every human is extremely unique and God has a special plan and purpose for everyone. If you feel like he’s calling you to the music industry then chase it with everything you have. Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and never give up.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I play, record, and write all the music myself and then send it off to be mixed and mastered. When writing some of the music, I start to run out of creativity. Playing every instrument and doing the vocals on every song made it difficult for each song to have a unique sound and not be too similar.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media is a huge tool that anyone can use. So far we’ve been doing most of our promotion through social media and it’s worked out pretty decent for us.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Savannah, GA which I really have a heart for. The music scene isn’t super massive here, but from what I see there seems to be a decent bit of rap and hip hop artists here. The current fans we have are very supportive of us. They buy our music, merch, and reach out to us. We’ve had many people donate a lot of money towards our album fund.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
One of my biggest dreams is to start another great awakening, to create a huge revival in the youth of the world. Hopefully by next year we can start touring, changing the world through our music, and start to awaken the youth of America. I hope that by this time next year I’ll be able to look back at myself and be shocked with how far I’ve come.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Bands that influence me the most would be For Today, Memphis May Fire, Andy Menio, Family Force 5, and Wolves at the Gate. I could go on forever. I’m extremely inspired by individuals like Mattie Montgomery and Todd White.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Judging by the music that’s played on mainstream radio, I would say no. There’s a lack of creativity, uniqueness, and mainstream music in my opinion is extremely repetitive and simplistic.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
You can check out our music on pretty much any online music store, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google play, etc. Check out our YouTube and social media pages.