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Interview: Adam Barley
Hi Adam Barley! Thank you for speaking with me today!
What have you been working on lately?
I've been staying busy finishing up the EP for my new solo project Aphelyon. I'm also playing lead guitar for a funk/soul project with a tremendous singer, Sabrina Marlene.
Who inspired you to get into music?
Primarily my parents; most especially my Mom. She was always playing music and introducing me and my brother to the wide variety of artists she loved to listen to. I accredit her for the passion I have for so many styles and genres of music. Both of my parents were always encouraging me to play an instrument and once I started guitar lessons it was an instant love. Their support and encouragement continued all the way through college and grad school when I decided to study music extensively. I certainly wouldn't be where I am today without them.
When was the first time you recall thinking that you wanted to pursue music as your career?
My senior year of high school when I was looking at colleges - that's essentially when I decided I wanted to pursue music as a full time career.
What is your favorite song you've ever released and why?
Eternal Beginnings (it's available on YouTube and Spotify under the artist name Adam & Elsewhere).
To me, this song creates the feelings I have about what my life journey has been like thus far.
Who are some of the artists currently inspiring you?
Emancipator, Tycho, Cloudchord, Bonobo
Any plans to start performing live as shows pick back up?
Yes, I am planning on doing some shows throughout the summer and a Fall 2022 tour throughout the South and NorthEast.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Eternal Beginnings with a band
What are you hoping to see in the music world as it continues to evolve?
I love the ability artists have to showcase their music on so many platforms. I think the ingenuity of DAWS such as Ableton Live are the future of music, but I think it's crucial musicians continue to collaborate with each other and build community. I particularly hope to see artists properly rewarded for their hard work by receiving the money they deserve through the major streaming services.
Please let everyone know how they can keep up with you and your music!
My new website will be launching soon! www.aphelyonmusic.com
Currently, my main Instagram handle is @adambarleymusic