Monday, April 22, 2019

Interview: Stan Genius Discuss Latest Single "Cross Your Mind", Upcoming Project & More...

Rising R&B/Pop sensation STAN GENIUS is ready to take the music world by storm. The Singer-songwriter released his first project LightSkin Issues in 2017 followed by A Genius Holiday. I caught up with Stan Genius to discuss his latest single "Cross Your Mind", Upcoming Project, Musical Influences & much more...

TERRANCE: First, tell us a little about where you’re from and when you realized you were ready to share your gifts with the world.

STAN GENIUS: I'm from Atlanta, Georgia. Music is always something I knew I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to share my gift with the world by age 5, by putting on my first “homemade” concert as well as selling original CD’s.

TERRANCE: Who were your musical influences growing up?
STAN GENIUS: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder were all very influential to me at a young age. 

TERRANCE: In one word describe your sound.

STAN GENIUS: FUN! It's RnB with a Pop appeal.

TERRANCE: As a songwriter, do you usually write from the experiences of your own or the experiences of others?

STAN GENIUS: Hahaha.. both. I can see something casual in life that may not pertain to me that I think is a good concept for a song, but the more personal and serious ones are usually experiences of my own.

TERRANCE: Talk about the inspiration behind your single “Cross Your Mind”.

STAN GENIUS: "Cross Your Mind" was a very fun song to write haha. Me and B (my writing partner) wrote it literally in like 30min over FaceTime. Just thinking of that place in a relationship where it seems like things have hit the fan but you don’t want it to end, which I think is a very relatable feeling for everyone.

TERRANCE: What can you tell us about your upcoming project Star Burst?

STAN GENIUS: Of course. I can definitely say that this music is the best I've ever made and I can’t wait for my fans to hear. It’s very fun and has a great energy. I believe it will make you happy!

TERRANCE: Do you consider social media fundamental to an artist career and independent music in general?

STAN GENIUS: No, I think what’s fundamental is your product, your music. Not a number of followers. I think it can be a great platform to reach people and show your work but I think it's sad that there's so many talented people that do not get the shot they deserve because everything is based off that number.

TERRANCE: From your perspective, what’s a key quality that makes an artist great?

STAN GENIUS: That artist believing that they are intact great.

TERRANCE: What are your aspirations outside of music?

STAN GENIUS: Love this question. One of my biggest goals outside of music is to buy the Falcons when I'm older.

TERRANCE: Are there any upcoming shows, special events or appearances you can tell us about?

STAN GENIUS: I will be performing at the HotLanta Music Festival this month as well as my on going High-School Tour with Hot 107.9 and MEG in Atlanta.

TERRANCE: What advice would you give to the aspiring artist who aspire to do what you do?

STAN GENIUS: Don’t let anyone tell you want you can’t do. Find ways to keep inspiring yourself to keep going EVEN when you DON'T see the results! That's what makes the difference.

TERRANCE: Any final words you would like to share with the readers, your fans and followers about yourself and your music?

STAN GENIUS: I love you all so much, can’t wait for you to hear this new music! Till next time.

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