What did you want to be when you grew up? From childhood, whether it was wanting to be a firefighter, astronaut, or the President, we all had that picture perfect idea of what we wanted to be when we were finally grown ups. I wanted to be a singer because for as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with music. It wasn’t until later on in my teenage years I began to teach myself how to song write and to play the piano and guitar, but for the most part, I had this glamorous image in my head of singing on tv and rocking out in sold out arenas all over the world.
But As I got older, and reality sunk in, almost everyone around me decided to take the more practical approach and stray away from those childish fantasies. I personally don’t come from a financially stable family, but I grew up in a predominantly middle and upper class area, so everyone could afford to go off to expensive colleges after high school. I, on the other hand, had to settle for working full-time and going to a community college while my friends went off to be doctors and teachers. But when you’re blessed with a beautiful voice and the passion to want make music, school shouldn’t really affect you…at least that’s what I told myself when I dropped out of community college. School’s not for everyone, especially those who intend on booking small gigs and getting their hands on as much as experience as possible until they make it to the big stage.
Ever since I was little, I sang in school choirs, assemblies and sporting events. I never really realized how talented I was until I started playing instruments to accompany myself. People have always complemented me on my voice, but they really started to notice when I began writing my own music. I love almost every genre of music, but listening to artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer made me want to pursue the singer-songwriter route.
The way that they were able to take their life experiences and turn them into a melody was appealing to me, and I wanted to take my own life experiences and turn it into my own melody.
I can’t imagine myself doing any other line of work, and although pursing a career in music is an emotional roller coaster filled with ridiculous highs and lows, I wouldn’t trade this craft for anything else. As I continue my lyrical journey on the way to the top, I’m so excited to share my love of music with MobStar. In this day and age, social media plays a huge role in introducing people to new artists from all over the world. MobStar is an awesome app that specifically allows you to share your talent, and I love it!
I can’t wait to see where it takes me!