“Just do you honestly, whatever that is, sounds cliche I know but there’s really no blueprint anymore in my opinion. Nowadays music is so diverse, you really can’t fail if you keep working.”
Check out the interview with Haysuse exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
H: Growing up, I used to be in the choir and even play piano, but around 9 or 10, I really got into writing songs and poetry and I just fell in love with it really. I didn’t know what I was talking about before though, everything was about cars and girls and money, but when you’re that young what else there to talk about really?
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I really just put the music out and let it push itself, I mean of course I go promote it on my social media accounts, but there’s no real process to it. Word of mouth seems to be the best promotion still even with technology advancing so rapidly, there’s nothing better than a real conversation.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Trying to get my foot in the door, I think it’s what artist struggles with the most but I’ve been learning to just be a little more patient, sometimes as a young person I get caught up in the moment as if it’s the end all be all, when I know there’s more to come for me as well as my peers.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There’s a lot of talent in Yonkers whether it’s production, songwriting, engineering you name it. The moment I realized how much talent the city really has it made me wonder why it’s been so long since we’ve seen an artist really pop from the town. However, I feel as though we need to support each other more and realize that as a collective we can’t be ignored.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Everything is about a feeling for me, whatever the future of music holds, I’m sure there will be more of an attempt to make the listeners feel as close to you as possible whether it’s through videos, documentaries, or maybe even theatrical approaches could be used you never know. It’s all about how you can touch someone, for their sake more than for yours.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just do you honestly, whatever that is, sounds cliche I know but there’s really no blueprint anymore in my opinion. Nowadays music is so diverse, you really can’t fail if you keep working.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The ideas in my head need to come out one way or another, might as well express them in the healthiest way possible. For me, it’s about wanting more from myself from an aspect of music and humanity. Every day you wake up is a second chance, I’d be a fool not to take advantage of that.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
It really all depends on the moment really, sometimes I just grab the pad and the pen takes over, but I usually start off by making the beat first it really tells me what I’m gonna talk about. After that, I just mumble through flows before I replace it with words.
Hooks are my favorite part of writing a song just because of the process, finding that pocket and the right words, it’s just fun in like a mad scientist rip your hair out kinda way.
What do you think makes a great song?
Hook, delivery, energy, and honesty but energy and honesty I’ve learned to be the most powerful at least when it comes to my process. Being so young with this energy and wanting to speak to that audience, having energy always helps no matter what kinda song it is, as. As long as it’s executed well.
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