Just recently done an interview with Zae, a young music artist from Philadelphia.
Hope you enjoy the interview!
Hey Zae, How are you doing? So cool of you to join us on YHP
Hey, I'm doing great! Thanks so much for this opportunity.
So before we move on, tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Zae, and I'm an aspiring singer from Philadelphia.
How did you get into music?
I never really known how I got into music, all I know is it's something that always caught my attention. Whether it was records, tapes, instruments, I was always around music stuff as a young child.
How long have you been singing? Who inspired musically as a child?
I’ve been singing ever since I could remember. I was always inspired by artist such as Brian McKnight, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.
Do you have other siblings who are into music?
I do have an older cousin that also sings. She is amazing, might I add. When I was really small, we always sung together. I was always bugging her to help me sing. After she got me started, she couldn't stop me. Not even until this day! (Laughter!)
How do you classify your music?
I like my music to speak for itself, but if I had to choose a genre, I would say Pop/R&b.
Why did you start posting cover songs on YouTube and how has that helped your music career?
I started posting videos for fun. I never really knew how many people watch other people sing covers. I didn't expect to get famous off it though, just to create a buzz for myself. YouTube has brought me many opportunities such as management and also a chance to sing the national anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies.
What’s the best thing about doing what you do now?
The best thing about what I do is just making people happy. I've noticed that many people appreciate what I love to do, and that's what keeps me going. Also getting to know new people is awesome! :)
What’s the downside?
The downside is the music industry is a very crazy business. There are a lot of barriers you have to face, but you have to go in with a strong mind and thick skin.
Who are your inspirations in the music industry?
My inspirations in the music industry today are all the young artist doing their thing such as Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Charice, Travis Garland, Karina Pasian, and many others making a name for themselves.
What’s been your most memorable moment so far?
My most memorable moment had to be singing for the first time at my middle school. It was the first time I told them I can sing. I sung "I Believe In You and Me" by The Four Tops, and they were scared to death for me. They were pleasantly surprised and they gave me a standing ovation. It was an amazing feeling.
What are your current projects? Upcoming ones?
As of right now, I am working on my demo for the Record Labels. That's the main goal. It's almost done and it's sounding great! I can't wait for you guys to hear it! Then off to shop to the Labels!
What is your opinion about the state of music today?
I believe music today is basically about making you feel good and keeping you entertained. Everyone now-a-days want to be entertained, so the biggest artist today are those entertainers thinking outside the box.
What do you do outside music for fun?
Outside music, I basically like to do regular things like hanging out with friends and family, going to the movies and the mall, i love swimming, and I really enjoy travelling to different places. Oh, I also love texting! ;)
When can we expect a full length album from you?
Maybe by next year, maybe sooner ;) I'll keep you guys updated!
Thanks for your time Zae
No problem, Thank you! & don’t forget to stay following me via YouTube :)
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