“Living In Fear” has a powerful message about overcoming fears. Can you share a specific fear you’ve conquered in your own life that inspired the song?
One of my most significant fears used to be the fear of how people would respond to my music. I had this nagging worry that they would dislike it, and I’d end up embarrassing myself. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve also grown more confident in my voice and artistry. This song stands as a declaration of my triumph over that fear. I’m done hiding; I’m going to pursue what I love and share it with the world.
How do you approach the blending of different musical genres in your work, such as the mix of moody R&B and trap-infused production in “Living In Fear”?
I’ve been fortunate to be exposed to a wide range of music genres throughout my life—R&B, Hip-Hop, EDM, Rock, Folk, House, Indie, you name it. I believe that blending genres comes naturally to me because I have a rich tapestry of influences from various musical styles that I can draw upon when creating music.
Can you describe your songwriting process? Do you start with lyrics, melody, or a particular theme in mind?
Typically, my creative process starts with production. Once I’ve crafted a beat that resonates with me, I use it as a foundation for my lyrics and melody. It’s a process that allows me to explore my musical ideas further.
How has your musical style evolved since your debut single “Rewind” to “Living In Fear”?
I believe I’ve become more comfortable as an artist, and I’m actively experimenting with different sounds and styles to discover my unique musical identity.
What emotions do you hope listeners experience when they listen to your songs?
One of the most powerful aspects of music is its ability to speak to people from all walks of life. I hope that the stories and messages conveyed in my songs can resonate with those who share similar emotions and experiences, helping them navigate and overcome their own feelings.
How do you stay connected with your audience through social media, and what role do your fans play in your artistic journey?
I maintain an active presence on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube (ltb.music) to connect with my audience. I’m committed to becoming more engaged with my community and have plenty of exciting ideas to share. My fans mean everything to me, and I feel blessed and honored that there are people out there who enjoy my music.
Are there any dream collaborations or artists you’d love to work with in the future?
Without a doubt, my top three musical influences would be The Weeknd, James Blake, and J Cole. They are true masters of their craft, and the opportunity to learn from them and collaborate on a track with them would be nothing short of incredible.
How do you balance the demands of being a student at Belmont University with your music career aspirations?
Balancing the demands of being an artist with everyday life can be challenging, but I must say that one of the perks of being at Belmont is the constant inspiration I derive from being surrounded by fellow artists and creators. It’s a motivating and inspiring environment that fuels my creativity.
Can you share a behind-the-scenes story from the making of “Living In Fear” that stands out to you?
I remember listening to this particular beat on repeat and struggling to find its narrative. Then, a moment of clarity hit, and I sang, “Been in the dark for too long.” That simple line became the heart of the song, signifying my realization that it’s my time to shine, and I must stop hiding my talents. This song serves as a reminder, both to me and to others, not to let our fears hinder us from pursuing our dreams.
How do you define success in your music career, and what milestones do you hope to achieve in the coming years?
To be honest, I’ve already achieved more than I ever thought possible. I started this journey just six months ago, and the idea that thousands of people would take the time to listen to something I’ve created is still mind-boggling to me. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to continue this remarkable journey.
As a lyricist, how do you find inspiration for your storytelling, and do you draw from personal experiences or explore fictional narratives?
My music draws heavily from personal experiences and the emotions I feel. Music is the way I’ve chosen to express myself, and it’s evident in the essence of my work, a reflection of what I’ve made and will continue to create.
Are there specific challenges you’ve faced as a young artist, and how have you overcome them?
There have been a few hurdles along the way. Most of them revolved around the fear of people disliking my music and the dread of facing rejection. However, I’ve managed to overcome this fear by taking the plunge and releasing my music. The positivity and support I’ve received from the music community have been tremendous, boosting my confidence as an artist.
Looking ahead, what can fans expect from your upcoming releases, and are there any themes or concepts you’re eager to explore in your future music?
Excitingly, I have three tracks set to release at the end of this month. Two of them are my unique interpretations of Christmas songs, which I’m genuinely thrilled about. Additionally, there’s another single titled “New Year’s Resolution” coming out alongside them, and I can’t wait to share these tracks with all my fans.