HeIsTheArtist Returns To His Roots In New Interview
Hello HeIsTheArtist, Thank You So Much For Joining Us! What drew you to the music industry?
I started out as a music journalist while I was in college writing for several independent music magazines. For me it was exciting finding undiscovered talent in the NYC area and giving them publicity.
Who are you inspired by?
I am inspired by India.Arie actually. Her “Acoustic Soul” album has a big influence on my upcoming EP “Roots”.
Please explain your creative process, what’s an average day like for you?
An average day for me includes going for a walk outside on a trail in a park and meditating. That quiet meditation helps me to come up with new material that resonates with my soul.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Yes there is, however my music is more so about self discovery (which is the point of meditation). So it’s more about helping people understand themselves better rather than about understanding me.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Yes I collaborate with instrumentalists like “JustAcoustic”. The process is enjoyable because the people I work with are always on the same spiritual wavelength as myself. So everything gets done smoothly.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
I always interact with them on a spiritual level. With love and guidance. And that’s what my upcoming EP “Roots” is about. Giving guidance to those who may be “lost in the woods”.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite?
My favorite part is definitely performing and recording because those are left brain activities.My least favorite part is the “business side” because it’s less creative and more analytical.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Yes I have, but that’s why meditation is so important. To relax your brain before going into stressful situations.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
My favorite venue is “Pianos” in New York City. It was my favorite venue to discover new talent as a music journalist and was the first venue to invite me to perform as a singer. The venue is stunning, and I can’t wait for it to reopen after COVID.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
I would say to be yourself, because nothing beats authenticity in a world full of entertainment carbon copies.