Interview with Adam Reverie | Edition XIX.2
• Performing Artist •
Name: Adam Reverie
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
To describe my sound to you as if you were deaf would in all actuality result in a description of how I perceive my music to make one feel. So with hopes not to seem too presumptuous I like to think my music at times can make one feel a blissful joy yet easily transition into a subtle melancholy.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
I’d like to think Common & Tupac Shakur have influenced and inspired me greatly in how I approach the Hip-Hop aspect of my music. I also give much credit to Prince,Babyface & R.Kelly as far as my R&B influences.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
Well Prior to “Love The Way I See It” which is my first and currently only full body of work I’ve released I was just submitting individual songs to blogs so “Love The Way I See It” is obviously my favorite project thus far.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
Sound. I had been working on my sound for 5 or 6 years before I felt I was ready to release music outside of my circle of family and friends I just didn’t want to sound unpolished or have the sympathy of critics just because this was my first full body of work. So sound…Yeah definitely.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
Frankie Beverly & Maze, Common, Paul McCartney, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Mayer Hawthorne, Anita Baker & Sade. There are many more and I know there is only one rapper, but I just feel that with my musical comprehension and direction accompanied by each of these artists it would help to make a very memorable music. I just still believe collaborations should be special like those in times past.
How is the internet changing your craft?
I wouldn’t say its changing my craft but making me more comfortable in the music I create. I say this because it’s giving me access to those people who share the same beliefs and concerns not only musically, but life in general and I think for any artist in any genre that boasts for a definite confidence booster and comfortability.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Of course it’s important…it’s important to me because it keeps me sane it’s my confidante, it’s my voice and at the end of the day I believe the vulnerability in my music carries a significance in another persons world and can be used as their strength to know that someone else faces the same struggles and harvest the same emotions. So yes I believe what I’m doing is extremely important…I really do believe that it is.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
There’s one main goal that sets the foundation for me as an musician and thats to become the most influential artist of my time. Because with high influence one has a voice that is going to not only be heard but listened to and with that voice I’m going to put a stop to human trafficking. Could you imagine a Hip-Hop artist being the voice that heads such a cause? I’m going to be that person…I’m going to be that artist.