“My manager Pon (Erik) Marquez does most of my promotion. I just focus mainly on making the best music I can.”
Check out the interview with Wheresawill exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Wheresawill: I started after H.S. I started making songs on my phone and just put them on Soundcloud. Music sort of came to me out of nowhere. I was going through a lot personally and didn’t know who to talk to about them, so music was my only escape.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Honestly, I’m not really that creative when it comes to promoting my music. My manager Pon (Erik) Marquez does most of my promotion. I just focus mainly on making the best music I can.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge I face in this business is just dealing with all the hypebeast. Nowadays everybody tries to sound the same, so staying true to who I am is what really helps me deal with that.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Chicago’s music scene in my opinion is very original. I feel like all Chicago artists have their own style. Their swag is just different. The thing I hate about it is that there’s not really much unity. Everybody wants to do it by themselves and in this game we need to support each other to reach the higher levels we are chasing.
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 think the future of music will become natural. By that I mean everything will be organic, nothing will be categorized anymore.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t ever stop believing in yourself. Always be true to yourself. Never try to ride the wave, make the wave.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I literally take everything day by day and just let life inspire me.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I honestly just go get a coffee, roll a blunt or two, play a beat, and just write.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song to me is when it’s relatable to something or someone. If a song can make some sort of connection, then it’s a great song.
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