He also loves making stories with songs covering various topics and experiences he has had. Darrion never started writing with a genre in mind, Instead he really just writes and makes it as it comes to him. Though, if he had to give a definitive choice of genre he’d say a mix of indie Rock and pop/R&B. What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
This is a tough one. When I started making music I never really had a genre in mind, nor did I really consider it till I was well into a writing my first few songs, though if I had to give a solid answer as to a genre, I'd say indie rock with a mix of Pop/R&B.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Well, my artist name is just my first name. Though it may not be a very interesting story, I chose it after a good bit of deliberation trying to come up with cool or awesome Artists names, because I thought it'd show that I don't think of me the musician as any different as who I am. A better way to say it is probably that the person and the stories you hear in my music is who I am, not a facade or a persona made for the purpose of selling my music or anything along those lines.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Oh boy, this is gonna be a doozie. Well I never had the best voice when it came to singing, in fact when I first started singing I was god awful in spite of my natural inclination to music and different instruments. But after hearing nirvana and Kurt cobain who was no Adam from maroon 5, I realized that it didn't matter if i sounded like an angel or just above average, as long as there is good music there will be those who listen. So I started busting my but to get better. Other artists who've influenced and inspired my style would include shinedown, fall out boy, and Brendon urie to list a few.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Well as a bit of something to tickle your fantasy, I actually have the better part of an album written, I'm just focusing on setting the time and money aside to record all the songs. I just released a new song in fact that I wrote a little bit back, and its very different from what I usually write, but I love how it came out. It's called "Bedside Manners".
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Honestly, my ultimate plan for music was to be able to make a living writing music that others would love and be able to feel my experiences through. I'd love nothing more than to just live off doing that. As for a plan, I honestly hardly have an Idea what I'm doing at this point so I'm just throwing songs at the wall and seeing what sticks.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Honestly, it's actually a song that I haven't uploaded online yet, its gonna be my next song to come out as a matter of fact. It's called Picturesque, and I love to perform it because it's the song I have the easiest time just forgetting myself in. If you'd like to hear it you'll have to stick around.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
By far for me it'd have to be gaining an audience.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Well it's nothing too extravagant. First I take a peacock, a banana, half a gallon of milk and- oops wrong process. Seriously though, there isn't much to it. I kinda just chill around, whether it be at work, or as I'm out with friends, and It'll kinda just come to me as either a topic, a saying, something someone says, or a beat or little tune in my head. I grab ahold of whatever that inspiration is, and when I get home or to a place I can write and have my guitar, I just go ham. Either relating it to myself and my experiences, or by basically writing a story.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Considering how shy I'd like to think I am, it's gotten me a vast majority of what little fans I have.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Joyner lucas, Eminem, Panic at the disco, lil peep, Fall out boy, and my buddy Chris.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Well I was a high school student who basically spent all his free time training in Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, etc. Basically I did a lot of combat sports and some wrestling while in school, singing some of my fave songs at the time in my free time.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Be incredibly critical of your music before, during and after the creation process. Each song you release should be your best one yet. I always love listening to a new song I release cause I work it till I think it's the best that I can do with that song, and while I listen to it, I analyze for any and everything that fell flat or I felt I could do better.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Honestly, this may be a bit rude to those who like this kinda music, but I just plain don't like mumble rappers, so they'd have to up their game if they wanted to stay at the top.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I feel it's important, but so Is seeking inspiration on others and improving on that inspiration. Though, I guess in a way that is originality in a way. I say it's most important to be your own musician, but don't be afraid to learn from others out there cause there is always someone better or with a view point you never experienced. after all that's the nature of music.
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