Interview with Performing Artist / Gilly | Edition IX
Could you talk a little more about your Music?
Well I consider my music Pop/R&B, It has a very blissful/sultry feel to it. A lot of the melodies and beats that you will hear are up-tempo and you can definitely hear a few of them in a club. My preference to the music I listen to would be a little bit of everything, just because I think it makes me a more liberal person when it comes to my music and sound. I also think it is very important to be versatile, you don’t want to sit here and listen to an album in it’s entirety and have all of the tracks almost sound the same.
So what is the motivation behind your whole movement?
Change! I personally believe it’s time for the new generation in music to step it up. If music is what we love to do, then we gotta do it right.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
Wow, there are so many talented people out there, it’s insane! It’s hard to make a choice, especially because every single one of them has their own sound and bring something different. If I had to pick a few they would be, Will I Am, Ryan Leslie, Alicia Keys, Danger, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Brian Michael Cox, Common and Mos Def. And that’s just to name a few.
How is the internet changing your craft?
I can definitely say it has made a difference. It is a very resourceful way to put your work out there and have millions of people judge it. Myspace has become one of the most popular sites in which you can promote your music and it’s made it easier to network.
Are you down with the whole twitter thing?
I am still a little new to it, but i’m with it. I like the fact that i don’t have to post the story of my life (lol) I’t funny because ever since i got twitter, I’m never on aim or other sites anymore. It’s addicting!
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Definitely! Music has been part of my life ever since i was very young. I’m a true believer that people should really go all out to do what is important to them and what makes them happy.
When you started out did you think it would be a serious business?
I can honestly say yes, even though I’ve always been into the arts and music since i was little. The moment I decided that I wanted to make this my future, that was it.
How do you separate yourself from others?
By being the person that I am. By believing in versatility and innovativeness when it comes to music and anything that I do. I don’t believe in routine or monotony like others would. I will never be afraid of failing at something new because I know that it might take me more than once to get it perfect and it would be considered trying, rather than failing.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals you have in mind?
Well, I’m honestly not one to sit here and have a 20 year plan in life because that is just not me. Life is too unexpected for that. What i can say is that, without a doubt I plan to succeed and progress at any given chance. I will make sure that I put in 200% so that I pave my future in the right direction.