Telling us all about his soulfully inviting new single Brandy, Lithonia, Georgia native Mr. Muzix takes us on a reinvigorated ride with so much meaning and a new perspective to smooth over all scars. Keeping the faith and mellowing out all listeners, this is a loving interview to open up minds and guide us deep inside his vision.
Hello there Mr. Muzix. We appreciate your time. Where can we find you in the world today and what is your favourite meal?
Thanks so much. Today, in the world, you can actually find me in one of two places; Lithonia, GA or Knoxville, TN. Also, my favorite meal, currently, would probably be Pineapple & Spinach pizza.
Please tell us more about your new release.
My newest release, “BRANDY”, was written in a time of new beginnings in my life. The song was actually written about a friend I went to school with; though I’m sure she’ll never find out who she is. Beyond the concept of the track, it, like all others of mine, was written, recorded, produced, and engineered all in-house by myself. — It also includes my favorite guitar solo thus far, of all my material.
Who is the rock in your life who keeps you grounded?
At this point in my life, I would consider my supporters, a.k.a. ‘The Patch’, to be my rock. I have experienced quite a bit in the world of Music, and those that have still supported me, especially from the beginning, will always be the key to my motivation. — They keep me going and they keep me alive as an artist; just by listening to what I have to say.
Are there any good spots in your local area to watch good underground music?
There are plenty of great spots to catch great underground music in the Lithonia/Atlanta (GA) area. One of which being ‘Airloom Studios’ in Atlanta, GA. I’ve been able to hear some great music within minutes of just parking outside. I absolutely enjoy the atmosphere as well as the setup of the performance area. It all really feels like a get-away.
Which other musicians inspire you?
I find a lot of inspiration from older musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Esparanza Spalding, etc. However, I do also enjoy some newer musicians such as MonoNeon, Jacob Collier, The Pocket Queen, and a few more.
Do you think the local live music community has recovered after covid or what needs to happen to ensure its survival?
I do, in fact, believe that the local live music community has recovered. Covid has put a halt on live music and has even created a new streaming platform for musicians to engage with the world, however, I will always agree with the concept of music being 100x better in a live setting. I do think the streaming world has taken a lot away from live performances; well both streaming and technology. A lot of “live” shows aren’t even true “live” performances with so many enhancements and aids/crutches used by artists and musicians in this modern time; but I think as long as there is at least one person in the audience, live venues and performances will survive.
Final question. What is your vision for your career?
My vision for my career would be to accomplish my main goal in life/life’s motto; to show the world that ‘We Can All Be Rockstars’. It seems as though there’s such a stigma around “who can be a musical artist” or “what it takes to be a musical artist”; and though I understand a lot of hard work and dedication goes a long way, I’d like to show others that we can all be stars in the smallest things we do in life. — Keep moving with faith and keep pushing harder; you’ll find happiness and satisfaction.
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Interview by Llewelyn Screen