Q&A / j brij.
What inspires you the most?
I would say that nature inspires me the most out of anything. When I am in nature I feel like there is music all around me in the way that the wind blows and the rain falls. When I am making music it helps to imagine nature scenery related to the vibe of the song that I am making. This helps me create more cohesive-sounding music.
If you could tell every person in the world one thing, what would it be?
I would tell everyone that oftentimes we can find ourselves caught up in the climate of today’s society and focus on things that may seem important in the moment but really have no significance except to satisfy our own ego. The best thing to do in life is to notice the small things and not get too caught up in the big picture. Live life one moment at a time and enjoy where you are now whether you’re in a good place or bad place, life ebbs and flows and the only thing you can do now is pursue what makes you happy and be the best person you can be.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You can’t always be responsible for other people’s happiness. This is something I heard recently from my father when I was going through a difficult time of change and moving to a different place living a different lifestyle. It has helped me greatly in my life recently when struggling with taking time to make myself happy and do what I want with my life. Sometimes you need to take time for yourself and can’t worry about what someone else will think.
What’s one thing about you that surprises people?
Instrumental lofi beats are not my main musical outlet. I make many different types of music ranging from indie pop, indie rock, electronic beats, cloud rap, granola lofi, punk rock, emo rap, hip hop beats, synthwave beats, house beats, EDM, hyper pop, indie folk, funk rock, and everything in between. I also sing and do my own vocals and many of these different songs. One thing that I love to do is blend elements from all of these genres into one song or one album to create something that sounds familiar but also refreshing at the same time.
What do you wish you could tell yourself five years ago?
Don’t overthink it. I have had issues with depression and anxiety that stem from overthinking social situations in my life to the point where I can’t stop thinking about a conversation I had earlier that day. This can lead to me analyzing who I am as a person way too much and picking out all the negative aspects of my personality and ignoring any positive aspects that I may have. To myself five years ago, take a deep breath and don’t overthink it.
Producer / United States