Budget limitations, juggling life’s responsibilities while trying to maintain a music career and getting seen by the right people. I’m a very creative person, when I write songs I also see concepts in my head and I’ve had to put a lot of those ideas on pause simply because I don’t have the money to create them. I feel like there is a stigma about unsigned artists, people don’t take you seriously until someone with a major platform or a big name co-signs you or makes a post about you and it can make you feel invisible. Consistency is definitely key but if you’re working a 9-5 job or you’re a university student, which I currently am it’s not easy to constantly put out content and that means you have to work twice as hard to remain somewhat relevant musically.
When I heard my song playing on the radio for the first time I was really excited, it felt like an out-of-body-experience. I went through a lot growing up, I’ve had people estimate that I wouldn’t go nowhere in life and I’ll be yet another statistic so to reach a place in my life where a song that I wrote and recorded is playing on a radio station was a fulfilling and validating experience. Music is my first love, it’s something I’m very passionate about and I’m a fan of other artists so to sit back and hear my own voice on the airwaves felt like a dream.