Artist Interview: Morris Hayes Jr
Tell us about yourself and your music
Well I had started being involved into music by learning how to play guitar. At first I had found it kinda hard. Based I was learning how to play guitar by watching a video that my parents had gotten me for christmas one year. And then I had gotten to frustrated to continue because I wasn’t learning anything. So after christmas I had decided to take guitar lessons. So after my first lesson I had found out that I couldn’t play guitar with right handed which was surprise to me cause I’m right handed. So I had to learn how to play left handed which was a whole new experience for me. Cause after all that I had realized that I was able to learn faster. Especially when it came to reading music. After being able to do that, then I started learning how to play other instruments( e.g.: piano, guitar, bass guitar.) So after spending a few years going through music lessons, also going to school for music as well. I had decided that learning all these instruments wasn’t getting me anywhere. So I had gave up on it for a year or two. Then I had started a new job, and I had met a woman that was going to school to be a graphic designer and she was telling me how she was showing off her talents through the internet. So after thinking about it and talking to my friend at work. I had decided to become a Dj/music producer and make my own music. So after discovering all of that I had been that ever since.
Talk to us more about your latest release
What inspired you to write this release?
Just listening to what I have over and over and using my imagination.
Any plans to release a video?
Not exactly a perfessional video, but I do put up videos on You Tube pretty often.
Any plans to hit the road?
No idea on if and when, but I do plan on streaming performances online in the near future.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
As an Indie artist I do most of my branding through social media (Twitter,Facebook,Instagram, and my own blog(Studio 1215 News) and Pinterest, and Google Plus. Also I have a music publisher as well that helps me out as well.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Since most of my music is very versatile this always changes I have many styles that I write, as well as to listen as well. My music ranges from Jay-Z to Skrillex so like I had said very versatile.
Tell us about your passions
Always getting up and achieving my goals. Since I had grew up with a learning disability and learning how to cope and use it to my advantage for my day to day life.
What else is happening next in your world?
As of right now I’m also a author as well. In fact, I’m also writing my first novel as well. So writing is in my blood as well along with my music vision as well.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Morris!
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