“No matter where you come from or what you’re into, you can make something [of yourself].”
— Savage Stars
Emerging Dallas, Texas, native, Savage Stars, is a real artist at heart. A self-taught producer/rapper, he never approaches the creative process with any preconceived notions or topic structure; he simply puts the pen to the pad and lets his inner voice run rampant. The result is music that’s not only honest and vivid, but true to him. Trust us; that’s not the hegemony of the game these days.
He’s currently busy wrapping up his upcoming album,They Know. However, the title-track is currently available on all digital distribution/streaming platforms. Ahead of the album’s release, we thought we’d give you a chance to get familiar with Savage Stars. Check the single, and the Q&A below.
How did you get into the music biz?
I got involved in music when I was about 16 years old; I saved up money to buy my first guitar. It wasn’t much, but it had me hooked. Just by listening and messing around I taught myself to play — and later I picked up the piano. I was intrigued by many different genres of music; I didn’t have a favorite.
Who were some of your influences?
My musical influences are a bit eclectic due to the varied styles that I bring together; hip-hop wasn’t my first choice of music, but people [used to] tell me it fit me really well. I tried to create my style of it, though. The influence that had me wanting to become a recording artist would have to be Adam Young of Owl City. His style and creativity peaked my interest. And as far as my hip-hop side, Machine Gun Kelly would have to be my next influence.Which leads up to why I’m always saying “They Don’t Really Know Me;” honestly, they don’t have me [all] figured out. I’m not just the regular old hip-hop artist. You may hear a track like “A Little More,” then be completely caught off guard by “Monster.”
What have you dropped this far?
My first release was my Mixtape They Don’t Really Know Me, which can be found on Datpiff, Itunes, and Spotify, also. That project was [largely] self-recorded and self-produced, but I’ve taken a more professional approach with my next release I’m planning, an album titled They Know. The first single can be found on iTunes and Spotify right now!
What’s the goal of all this?
As an artist, I want people to know that no matter where you come from or what you’re into, you can make something [of yourself] — no matter how different you are. My ultimate goal as an artist is to get both my message and my music heard.