Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, from Topeka, Kansas, we have an exciting and upcoming Rock/Indie Pop artist “1Day”. 1Day has recently released his newest EP “It Sounds Better with Your Eyes Closed” and has the potential to achieve gold status in the music industry. 1Day has shown immense potential to become a very popular figure and carries an interesting prospect with him.
So, Let’s get to know about his journey as a musician, about his challenges as a musician, and many more from the man-of-the-moment himself.
- Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
My name is 1Day and I am an up and coming Punk Rock/Indie Pop artist from Topeka, Kansas. I consider my work to cross-genre early in my career as I look to find my sound. However, I will probably end up leaning towards Indie Pop.
- What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
Early influences on my music were probably the likes of Boys II Men, Jamie Foxx, Fall Out Boy, and Justin Bieber. What inspires me to make music are the never-ending stories I have in my head that I want to express to the world, and honestly it’s a great outlet for me for when I’m feeling down. Growing up with just my mother and sister, I never really had anyone to relate to or talk to because my mother always worked and was never around. Music was that outlet for me that I gravitated to early on.
- Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
I think my most memorable performance to date was at this little bar down in Oklahoma. I didn’t go there with the intention of performing but It ended up happening so organically and the crowd really loved it. It was super intimate and getting to hang out with fans and just random individuals afterward and it was a great time.
- Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
That exact bar performance I forgot the lyrics to a song so I just started improvising and I remember one of the lyrics I made up was “I’m sexy like a chocolate strawberry.” and everybody laughed.
- If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
If I could collaborate with any musician it’d probably be Tupac. I love his flow and he was transcendent with his music. He really had the ability to touch everybody with his lyricism and creativity.
- Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
The best way to keep balance is to simply have a plan, write it down, and take action. I think a lot of times we get so caught up in what we “have to do” we never actually take action. Most of the time the people who take action before thinking will end up becoming more productive in the long run and accomplish more tasks.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
The biggest challenge as a musician has been my stage fright. I’ve always been deathly afraid to sing in front of people and have never really known why until I got older.
I think it will always be apart of my makeup but like anything, I think the more prepared I am before performances and the more love I have around me in a room prior will definitely help me as time progresses. I can’t say I’m over it completely but I’m definitely better off now than I was when I was a teenager.
- What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
The best tool/technique is honestly to sing different genres and try to do impressions of other artists. Subconsciously it shapes your voice and can help with overall tonality. The voice (like any muscle in the body) has to be trained, and it’s not going to get better overnight.
If you want to be a professional you have to train like it. I sing on average 6-7 hours a day (sometimes straight through). I do constant mirror performances and try to study other artists on stage. One of the most underrated tools is Youtube. If you want to get good there is plenty of FREE content out there to help you from people who know what they are doing and can help you build good habits.
- What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
When practicing I have my Midi piano (an old Casio), beats headphones to listen to reference tracks as I go, and that’s it. You don’t need fancy gadgets to be or become a good singer.
- Would you like to share a testimonial for Guitaa? If Yes, Why do you love Guitaa?
Of course! Guitaa has such a wide variety of music to search through and from a marketing standpoint, you do such a good job with usability on your website. 10/10 would recommend to my friends.
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
The best advice would be to start writing, train your voice hard everyday with a “no mercy” mentality, and study your craft. Don’t try to be a pro at something you have 0 clues about. Get a mentor who’s been in the industry as long as you’ve been alive.
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