Recording Artist, Smith is about to take the music industry by storm, swooping in with his killer vocals, lightning bolt lyrics and artistic complexity that will blow any listener away.
That’s right, Smith is an artist who’s creating his very own lane in the entertainment industry and he isn’t afraid of challenging the norm. Smith is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, producer and creative genius that is unpredictable and truly mesmerizing. And after our chat with the voracious vocalist we’re more than certain that his reign is far from over.
Get into our FULL interview with Smith after the jump:
Who is the artist @OfficialSmith & what will his music tell listeners?
Smith: The artist, Smith, is really multifaceted. I have talents and interests in many different areas, so I consider myself a jack of all trades. Music is the vehicle that I’ve used to express myself primarily for the last few years. My music will tell a lot of different stories. Telling stories is one of my favorite parts of artistry, and I have a bunch of them that I’d like to tell.
Your #SmithMashUp’s are so creative and well thought out. How do you come up with them?
Smith: Smith Mashups came from church. I was a praise and worship leader some years ago, and with such a diverse group of singers with various talent ranges made it difficult to always teach new songs every week. I started incorporating little gospel song mashups as means to give the congregation something fresh and enjoyable, and remedy the issue of teaching new songs every week. For Smith Mashups, it was the same kind of concept, except I use R&B songs instead of gospel song
What artist(s) inspired you to follow your dreams?
Smith: I’d say B.Slade and Faith Evans are artists that inspire me the most in all musical areas.
If you could pick 3 albums to describe your life’s journey what would they be and why?
Smith: Faith Evans – “Keep the Faith” taught me how to be classic. B.Slade – “My September Issue” taught me how to survive heartbreak. Mary Mary – “Incredible” taught me how to have joy.
Hurricane and Tapestry are amazing songs! The music, the lyrics, and vocal arrangements are so eclectic but they’re so different. How did you come up with this wide range of artistry?
Smith:I’m inspired by a lot of different things. It’s sometimes hard to capture the wide array of elements that I’m inspired by in 1 song, so I love that releasing music allows an artist to tell a different story every time. Also, “Tapestry” came after “Hurricane”, so that change came as a result of my growth as a person and an artist.
If you could take me on a journey and describe your creative process, what would that look like?
Smith: Usually, I create with themes in mind. So, I could be inspired by something, and think it would be a great theme for a song or an album, and then it branches off from there. I love researching and learning, so that’s a big part of my process as well.
What can we expect from you in these last few months of 2017?
Smith: I have a new single and visual that I’ll be releasing next month, and a full EP the following. So new tunes and new visuals!
What’s one thing you would want the world of music to know about @OfficialSmith?
Smith: I love what I do, and I’m very serious about my craft.
What color describes you & why?
Smith:Grey would probably describe me. It’s just a favorite color of mine and is a mix of black and white, which I think is a good reflection of me and my life.
Lastly, if you could leave us with a quote, what would it be and why?
Smith: My favorite quote is “Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” – John Lennon. It’s a mantra that I live by. It always keeps me extremely hopeful and optimistic.
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