Alec King Interview
Alec King is an artists out of Denver, Colorado. You should check out his songs like: Keep It Real (Feat. Rich The Kid), Alive, Visions, and Bad Dreams just to name a few of his best songs. Alec is very consistent with his music and is a prime example of someone who is determined to make it in the music industry. Check out his latest album: "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" available on all streaming platforms.
Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to music?
I’m from Denver, Colorado. Moved to California in 2010 mid-highschool. I used to play sports when I was younger then had back surgery for scoliosis which caused me to stay in for a while. That helped me develop my love for music. I would just memorize so many songs and rap along as if they were mine. I eventually got a microphone and pro tools and knew nothing about how to use them. I had to just figure it out! Haha. Also before that I had T-Pain’s auto tune app and would make terrible songs on that in middle school. Fun fact.
What music did you listen to growing up?
I was all over the place. I love love blink-182 & good charlotte. I also love Eminem, drake, lil Wayne. I used to listen to all of them a lot.
Musically, what are your biggest influences and who are your favorite artists to listen to currently?
My biggest influences are in that answer above. Throw in Ed Sheeran too. As far as songwriting. A newer rapper I listen to a lot is Amine. Also love Sinead Harnette. I want to work with her.
What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
I would say every part of the 9 year journey I’ve been on in Southern California has had an impact on me. I went to LA Recording School to learn how to engineer so I could have a job while I work on my artist stuff and also learn how to do it for myself. Without that skill I think my artistry would be much different. I would advise all artists to learn how to know their way around pro tools.
When did you start creating music and why?
Just the easiest outlet for every emotion you have. Whether you are listening to it or creating it. There’s songs that I make by myself and listen to a hundred times to help me get through something and then never release it or play it for anybody.
How does your music differ from other artists?
I make all my music with my best friends. I feel like when you are having a good time and enjoying yourself while you make your music it really shows in the final product.
In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?
When I started I had to steal beats from Soundcloud, flip them, convince the producer to let me drop it. So I didn’t have much control over what was in the track. I just found something I liked and cut it up. Now we build from scratch on every song. We have live instruments in all the songs. We had a harp on Never Write A Song About U! Which is so dope to me. That is on my debut ep that we released early March. Greatest Hits, Vol 1. Volume 2 is dropping in May!
How did you come to work Rich The Kid?
It was actually through one of my publishers who is from Atlanta. So is Rich. We had a session at Paramount Studios and he came in and did his verses that day. He didn’t write anything down and free-versed it. Came out amazing.
When youre not doing music what do you do in your free time?
I watch a lot of sports, watch movies, and hang with my fam who luckily live very close to me. Go Saints!
Any up and coming music we should no about?
Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is dropping in May. And we are releasing a music video for NWASAU very soon. There may be a song called Larry David on volume 2! Haha.
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