Volyum‘s new single is called “Something About Her,” and truth be told, there’s something about Volyum. You’ve got to admire a gentleman with his eye on the prize. Billboard.com already has spotted him with its seen and heard party coverage!
Have you ever changed some one’s mind if they didn’t initially like your music?
Yes, I’ve had them listen to another song and told them to wait a while and give the song another try. In most cases, people love the music.
What is the scariest thing you’ve learned about yourself while recording music?
The scariest thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I’m recording a song, I have no limits. Anything is possible, and I always expect the unexpected. I’ve also learned that if I believe in the message I’m trying to get across, then nothing can hold me back from getting the results.
Do you plan ahead or let the details take care of themselves when you work?
In most cases, I plan ahead in the sense of how much time I’d like a project to take and the type of groove I’m looking for, then I let the creative juices take over and guide me through the project. I tend to notice that the less I focus on the project, the more focused I actually become.
How can other musicians build a following? What have you learned?
The best way to build a following is to network. In today’s society, it’s not what you know but who you know. If you network with other people, it will help put you in a good position and more importantly, you can’t give up on your dreams. You never know how close you are, so meet as many people as you can, and get your name out there.
How do you prepare for a live show?
When it comes to a live show, that’s the moment that you can never be too prepared for. By that, I mean there’s always room for practice. I like to listen to the tracks for at least a week so I can practice recreating the feel of when the track was originally recorded. I go to a staging area at least two to three times before the show to make sure I have the entire set down packed and ready for showtime.
Would you ever perform with choreography or is that not your thing?
I would perform with choreography. I think dancing is cool and is very entertaining with hip hop acts. I actually plan on incorporating some dance routines into some futures shows, so that’s definitely something new and exciting for the fans to look forward to.