Interview: Lil Anchor
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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Always had an influence from music at a young age, overhearing my older siblings listen to artists like lil Wayne & Eminem. I always knew I wanted to do something with music, starting off I would just freestyle with my friends and write songs at home on my free time until I was 16 my friend had a home studio set up where I would record my first song and later drop on SoundCloud which created a buzz in my city starting to get my name out, this is when I decided I wanted to take this to the next level and really started working on my music taking it seriously trying to perfect my sound. If I hadn’t gotten into music today I would probably have been going to school or working to elevate myself and be successful either way.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I’m not in the studio or writing music I’m ether spending time with friends & family and just living day by day creating experiences to learn and be inspired from to influence new ideas for my music
How long has music been your career?
Have been pursuing my career in music for about 4 years now.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I’m based out of Connecticut and this has influenced my music in different ways because CT hasn’t always had a major impact on the music industry in the past compared to places like NYC, ATL, & LA and not to many artist have actually made it out of CT to bring attention to the state but there is so much talent and artist’s that no doubt have what it takes to be successful in the industry, but since we are so overlooked when it comes to music it just drives me to work harder and be the artist that makes it and creates a spotlight for the rest of the talent in CT to succeed.
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
I played many shows around CT, NYC & NJ and from every show it’s just a different experience, performing in front of thousands of people I’ve opened for major artists like Dave East, Da Baby, Lil Tjay, & my first ever performance opening up for Juice Wrld which was definitely one of the best shows I performed at, from the crowd interaction to just being able to perform at such a big show for my first time it helped me grow as an artist taking these experiences and learning from them. I have done many shows big and small but wouldn’t say anywhere the worst each one was just a different vibe and new experience to take in and learn from.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
My favorite venue to play at would probably be “Toads Place” in New Haven Ct just because it’s the closest to home and every show there is just a different feeling being able to be on a stage where you are from interacting with fans from your city and state the energy is always different in the room definitely one of the best feelings. A Venue I would like to perform at that I haven’t yet would be either the “Xfinity Theatre” in Hartford or the new “Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater” Bridgeport Ct because they are the two biggest venues to perform in my state and and both places I would
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Would like to headline a “Rolling Loud” concert because there are just so many other artists that perform at these festivals to connect with and it’s a whole different experience than just doing a regular show.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
Find your sound and establish your goals for what you wanna do. Also build a strong team that will support you whether it’s a manager or producer you can work closely with and just keep people around you that support you and what you're doing, anyone not supporting or inspiring you to be better distance yourself from.
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
I would tell myself just keep working, be more consistent and take advantage of every opportunity possible.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
My newest song “Somthin’ To Prove” because just what the song is about speaks for itself, I want to show everyone I have something to to prove and won’t stop until I do.
What is the creative process for you, and what inspires you to write your music?
I like to listen to beats and write songs whether I’m in the car driving or at home. I'll put on a beat just to get some ideas flowing before I take it to the studio.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
I like to have people relate to my music and motivate them to stay up and keep working whatever your goals are. You can reach them.
Do you ever have disagreements when collaborating and how do you get past them?
Haven’t had much disagreements when collaborating in the past if there were any we would just address it, keep working & learn from it.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I’m releasing my new single “Somethin’ To Prove” on all platforms along with a video music video premiere on YouTube June 30th!
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