“I’ve written songs while driving in the rain to the sound of the windshield wipers.”
Check out the interview with Tymathe Lamb exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tymathe Lamb: I’ve been doing music for years. I just never stepped foot out of the studio. I entered the business with a friend of mine from the military around July of last year. He saw the growth and maturity of the music and decided to help me take my career a step further.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Some creative ways I use to promote my music is something I like to call guerilla marketing. I’m ruthless some would say. As I promote my music on the streets hoping you will be interested, I also ask to use your phone to show you where you can find me online while adding myself to all your social media’s. Most become very active fans.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Greatest challenge I’ve faced in the music business is connecting with genuine legitimate people. Everyone provides a service but 80% are not professional. I’ve been swindled, thrown to the side, and ignored but there is only one way to learn. I’ve learned to do my homework first.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Virginia is full of life and always fresh. New ideas and artists are coming from the area and the people are starting to notice and support more than ever. People like Capri Lawrence and DJ Jack of Spades are some of those that give opportunities in the local area to be heard and lead you in a direction that may help you win.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music is constantly evolving. Even though there is nothing new under the sun, the recreation of the sound is incredible. Music is definitely going into a digital age where CDs are no longer acceptable. You have to be innovative or you will fall to the side. Every chance you get you have to recreate yourself and do something never done.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Only advice I can give to upcoming artists is to keep pushing. Never stop because the day you do is the day you could get your big break. Do not limit yourself. Try everything even if you feel it may not be worth it. You never know what could happen if you don’t do what you can.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Everything inspires me to write. Someone can say something and a piece of the conversation can spark an idea. I’ve written songs while driving in the rain to the sound of the windshield wipers. God is everything and my talent was his gift to me. So my gift back to him is using everything he’s given me in my music.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First of all the instrumentation has to make me jump out of my skin. I start humming melodies and creating cadences. I walk around in circles until all the words are in my head. I repeat the words over and over again adding and taking away until I actually get to record. While recording I still come up with new ways to say or do things, it’s really a cool process.
What do you think makes a great song?
What I feel makes a great a song is creativity, integrity, and emotion. With these 3 ingredients I believe that gains a chance to relate to the artist as a person. When using these characteristics in conversation you can attain a positive reputation and friends.
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