Author: Maxwell Pugh
Solar. A new musician hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, pushing his way into the music scene. Solar puts his own twist on each track, while holding onto that signature Brooklyn style. Solar gains his inspiration from his mother's choir as well as many heavy hitting artists such as Dave East and Chris Brown. This has contributed to his unique style, allowing him to gravitate across all genres. Solar has managed to meld club bangers and soulful R&B tracks in the same project, creating a one of a kind listening experience.
Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way?
I’m from Brooklyn NY & I’d say yes my surroundings definitely shaped me in a creative sense.. I wanted better for my life. where i’m from success isn’t really an option it’s either you selling drugs or you scamming.. or you behind bars.
What’s your background like? Where do you stand on the music scene in your area?
My background is African American & In my area i’m just known for making dope musician like people compare me to a variety of artists which is amazing.. I have my own sound.
What did you start doing first, producing or rapping? How did you get started?
I actually started singing first before anything.. I had to be around 12 when i first starting singing and practicing my voice.. I got singing from my Mom, she used to sing in a choir as a kid and also she always played classic R&B in the house growing up.. so songs that I sample today I know because of her great music taste.
Do you have anyone that you consider your mentor? How has their help or advice shaped you?
Mentor? I’d say Phresher. that’s family right there.. no matter how successful, if he’s free he’ll always answer the phone to give me advice on the next steps to take with my music and my craft.. he taught me about building a image and forming a team because it’s important in the music industry.
What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
I remember when we was in a shelter last year I just experienced that probably one of the worst years ever.. I never wanna see my family in that predicament again.. ima work and fuel my hunger even more for that to never happen.. so I can say without that happening to me I wouldn’t be the artist I am today.
What do you hope to accomplish this year?
hmmm accomplish.. I just wanna keep growing and networking & finally making music my full time job instead of a 9 to 5.
What does your work aim to say?
My work aims to say.. pain, love & energy.. I am Solar.. my music will either effect you in a positive way or negative.. I’m energy
Who are your biggest influences and what do you like about them the most?
Biggest Influences are my family members.. my parents.. my brothers and sisters.. the fact that I got them looking up to me and believing me is amazing & I love how strong they are.
How would you describe your own style?
I’d describe my style spacy R&B.. Mysterious vibe.. I can do all genres of music.
In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?
My newest music has changed completely.. i’ve finally found my sound & you can now here the growth in my voice and also the honestly in certain songs I’m not afraid to express personal things that has happened to me.
What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?
Main Inspiration for my lyrics is my everyday life and what’s going on in the world.. shit that artists are afraid to say or mention.
What would be your dream venue in which to perform?
Dream Venue.. man honestly i’ll perform anywhere it doesn’t matter just give me a mic.
What’s a song you have stuck in your head these days?
ohhh shit lol it’s actually that Dave East & Chris Brown song “Perfect” lol i been in my bag lately.
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