Artist Interview: Snowqube
Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Snowqube, and I am a producer who likes to create all different kinds of music. I have a passion for music and gaming ever since I was 8 years old. I also love to travel and explore different cultures, which inspires me to make many different types of music. As time went on, I heard lots of EDM on youtube, and it was appealing to my ears. Therefore, when I was 13, I had a huge passion for EDM, and I got FL Studio and Mixcraft on my computer. From that moment, I knew I could make any type of music I wanted without any limits.
Talk to us more about your latest release
The most recent track on my youtube channel is called Endless Nights. it’s a music video I created using clips of my trip to Sweden and Denmark, as well as my Minecraft creations. It combines my love of travelling, music, and video games. This track also has a special meaning for me because it was uploaded on my birthday.
What inspired you to write this release?
A couple of years ago, I heard a track by a friend I met online who makes music as well. It was one of my most favorite tracks from him, and I wanted to created something similar to what he did. Therefore, I learned how to create music that would be attractive to people. I then produced this track which has a similar feel to my friend’s song.
Describe the writing and recording process
Here is how I created this track;
1. I create the melodies and the chord progressions. This is the first step for me because I have lots of great ideas, which I want to get down. So, if I create the melodies first, I can go back and polish it later, rather than trying to remember the great idea I had before.
2. I add sound effects, bass lines, and the drum beats. This is important because these 3 components are how I enhance my music so that it sounds a lot better.
3. I then revise and listen out for any mistakes I make before moving on to making the video. It’s just like writing an essay for school because it’s important to revise your work before you turn it into the teacher.
Lastly, I create the video. This is the hardest task because you need to work out the puzzle pieces and decide what fits into the video and what doesn’t. Nonetheless, it is a fun experience to do it.
Any plans to release a video?
My next song/music video is a song called “Get Off Your Phones”. I spent the past 4 months creating the entire song because I noticed that a lot of people are now on phones and I think it’s a big issue. Studies show that teens are often times feeling more depressed when they spend a lot of time on their phones or on social media, so I hope to be able to inspire people to enjoy life off their phones. In this song, I showcase 10 different countries I’ve traveled to because it’s such a shame to see people being addicted to their phones and missing out. The theme of the entire song is to put your phone down, and explore what you’ve never seen.
Any plans to hit the road?
I don’t plan on performing any songs in the near future, but I hope to be able to perform one of my own tracks during my piano recital. As time goes on, I will perform more of my songs in either talent shows, recitals, or music competitions. In the future, I see myself as a DJ in front of a large crowd, spinning my own songs, and feeling proud of what I can accomplish. But for now, I am still planning out my future.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I think the thing that makes my music unique is that I try to tell a story not only throughout each video but throughout my entire channel. Everything builds up to each other, which is partly why I sometimes wait a few months, or even a full year, before uploading a song I’ve finished long ago. I also compose multiple styles of music such as EDM, piano, country, and chill.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I’ve been listening to a lot of artists like K-391, Ason ID, Alan Walker, and lots more of those who produce music similar to mine.
Who are your biggest influences?
The artists K-391 and Ason ID have influenced me a lot. These 2 artists have driven the motivation for me to write music for not just myself but to people across the world. Each time I listen to their music, I try to think of what I can do to make my music more attractive.
Tell us about your passions
Other than an alarm clock, my love of music and my love of languages gets me out of bed and make me want to pick up right where I left off. In the morning, I go to school, where I can prank people by speaking different languages to them and then feel good about myself. When I get home, I think about what I can do to achieve my goals for my youtube channel. I do so by making songs in other languages, as well as learning how to advertise my songs more efficiently. At the end of the day, I take a look at what I’ve accomplished that day. What puts me to bed each night is the thought of what I want to do the next day, as well as my dream to get my music heard.
What else is happening next in your world?
I am also starting a new show with a friend I know for many years now. We decided that this show is going to be about our ideas on world topics, experiences in things we do, and some content related to music. We wanted to do this because of a joke our 8th-grade teacher made a few years back.
Other than that, I am working on my music contents and hoping to get an audience for what I do. I would like to end off by saying thank you once more for the chance to get my ideas out.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Jason
Connect with Snowqube
Website: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113470802674161803220Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Snowqube/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tom42187069Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-543993695Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpDuxZi5MbQ7Gnda3WAZ4zg