“There are a lot of long nights of writing and putting in hard work with little gratitude … The whole point is to maintain a good attitude through all the strife.”
Check out the interview with Cur exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Cur: It all began when I was little. My grandmother bought me a little electric piano which had 52 different sounds and 13 melodies. That was all through until 5th grade. Then my school was having a music fair. I happened to stumble on the vibrant warm and strong sound of the cello. I continued to play the cello until my sophomore year of college.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The most important way to promote yourself is to believe in yourself and allow others to see that light within you. There are a million other artists out there doing the same thing, you need to find a creative way to present yourself uniquely without spamming. For me this has been through social media and groups where others have the same goal as me.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Ultimately I want my music to reach people from all ages and cultures and to show people that when faced with adversity and obstacles you can find a creative way to overcome the challenges. Enjoying the journey of this path is the ultimate goal.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Starting out in music, you put yourself on an island away from your peers. You receive feedback, both good and bad. There are a lot of long nights of writing and putting in hard work with little gratitude from some people who hear the music. The whole point is to maintain a good attitude through all the strife.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I live rural Wyoming where there is little to no music scene. What does exist is country and very little hip hop. Therefore, my music scene is on the internet.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay true to your craft. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t. Keep a good attitude through all the patience and never stop putting out great material.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Lava Records’ CEO sent me an email stating that he enjoys my music and will be sending it to his a&rs. I looked further down in the email and noticed that they partnered with Universal Music Group. That was a huge deal to me. Unfortunately I didn’t hear anything after that, but that was the closet I have been to almost making it.
What is your inspiration?
I find inspiration in listening to other great artists. Every once in a while I’ll look at paintings and other artwork. When I’m ready I’ll find a good instrumental with no words, play the beat, and if the beat catches my attention I start to write.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, even more so now because of the internet and its ability to be in contact with different people from all over the world. News can spread fast and sounds can go viral.
Where can we find you on social media?