Q: I love the classic punk rock vibe on “Ghost”! Can you walk us through your creative process?
ADDY: The creative process for this was basically just trying to find the right sound to match the lyrics. I was feeling very angsty and mad when I wrote the song and I needed a beat that captured the vibe I wanted. When we decided on a pop-rock vibe and found the perfect sound for it, all that was needed was the lyrics. We wrote the words in less than 30 minutes and within an hour and a half, the song was fully produced it’s honestly my favorite song I’ve ever released.
Q: Your voice sounds killer! Do you follow a certain routine to warm up before singing?
ADDY: Oddly enough, my routine is cracking open my favorite monster and just doing a quick 5-minute vocal warmup from youtube.
Q: What made you get into music?
ADDY: I’ve always been into music. Since I was a kid I was always singing and written my feelings down on paper. Once I was 10, I started making parodies, or as I called “spinoff songs” to my favorite songs. Basically, I changed the lyrics and the meaning to practice songwriting. When I was 17 I put out the first album that I made for a school project. By the time I made “Ghost”, I knew I wanted to do music full time and I’ve been pursuing this dream ever since.
Q: Do you think your music has evolved since the beginning of your musical journey?
ADDY: My music journey has definitely evolved since the earlier years. In the beginning, I was writing other people’s songs, then I recorded my own on Adobe Audition to finally evolve to FL Studios. I used to write down the lyrics in google drive and I now can just freestyle. The entirety of my blank canvas album (which came out Oct. 2022) was all freestyled in FL Studios.
Q: Even the greatest writers can battle with creative blocks at times, how do you deal when there’s a lack of inspiration?
ADDY: I always reflect on my favorite songs and the emotions I feel while listening. I try to write a song or freestyle something whenever I have a strong emotion. Most of the time, it’s trial and error. I can write something good and sometimes I don’t. It’s those times when I try over and over until something good comes when I make the best song I’ve ever made.
Q: What are you doing when you are NOT making music?
ADDY: When I’m not making music, I’m working 2 jobs, hanging with my friends and family, or planning a random vacation.
Interviewed by Alina Tran