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First, I love your website! Not a lot of artists have great websites and it was nice to see yours. Did you design it?
Yes I designed it! I’m glad you liked it, Thank you. I tried to make it interactive and I hope it gives a good impression of who I am as an artist.
It definitely does! Your merch is amazing as well – those bracelets are sick! Where did you get the idea for those?
Everyone loves these bracelets! I sell a lot of them during my concerts. They light up to the sound of the music so it looks fantastic to see the crowd, all lighting up at the same time. I had the idea during a Clippers playoff game, they were giving away glowing bracelets to the fans, and I thought “I need something like that for my shows!”
You’re one of few artists I’ve seen that uses every social media platform. What is your most and least favorite for music and connecting with fans?
I’m more active on Instagram these days, I think its a great platform to reach new fans, I love creating short video contents and share motivational quotes. This year, I also want to focus more on Youtube and IGtv.
For least favorite, I never got into Snapchat therefore I never used it. I know people want to see more of my everyday life but I never got the habit to film myself wherever I go. I do many interesting things that would be worth sharing but I’m in the moment and I don’t really think about grabbing my phone. Maybe I have to work on that this year too…lol
Tell me about Hitdealerz LLC and how that came about?
Hitdealerz is the name of my label and production company. It’s a platform where we offer production services like songwriting, producing, and production packages for independent artists. I’m passionate about constantly creating new things and I really enjoy collaborating with talented people.
Your latest release is “E = Mc2” – what inspired it and how did it take shape into the final result?
I’m used to compose my songs all by myself but I decided to do more collaborations for my new projects. One of my friend composer, Henry Benoit, shown me the instrumental for “E=mc2” and I got inspired by it right away. I wrote lyrics dedicated to the divine feminine and pure love. Its a love song but I wanted to infuse my lyrics with a reflection on society.
The first few words came to me from when I was driving and saw people crossing the light all staring at their phones. “People walking around, heads down stuck in another world, I just walk on the cloud, live in the moon since I met you girl.”
You met Snoop Dogg and posted it on your Instagram. What was he like? Did you play him your music?
I call him Uncle Snoop! I met him 3 or 4 times and honestly, he’s one of the coolest people I ever met. He’s good hearted and really great to be around. I never wanted to push my music on him as he’s very solicited. But I feel that I’ll be collaborating with him in the future and hopefully very soon.
Have you seen his show with Martha Stewart? If you had to make a recipe with Snoop Dogg, what would it be?
I’ve heard of it but I never saw it unfortunately; it seems fun. If I made a recipe with Snoop I would probably show him how to make a “Pan Bagnat.” It’s the typical sandwich from Nice, South of France, where Im originally from. It’s made with Tuna, a hard-boiled egg and fresh veggies topped with olive oil, It’s delicious! I’m sure Uncle Snoop will appreciate.
Who is your dream collab?
It’s a tough one! There are so many I’d love to collaborate with. It would be a festival where I would perform with Stevie Wonder, Timberlake, Daft Punk, Adele, Niles Rogers, Jamiroquai… Among many others.
Do you have any cool stories to share about your musical journey?
I have a lot of fun stories. I can tell you about the time when I was invited to the Much Music Award (the Canadian version of MTV) after one of my video hit 100k views on youtube. It was a dream night and I shared the red carpet with huge artists like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars… I stayed during the ceremony in the green room and I chatted with a lot of famous musicians. It was truly a wonderful time.
That’s amazing! What projects are you working on right now? What do you have coming up?
I plan on releasing a lot of singles back to back starting the end of February. My next single is called “My Time”. Its a high-energy anthem, I open my shows with it! It talks about my journey as an artist, the ups and downs and the determination to succeed. I love to make people dance, and when they’re paying more attention to the lyrics, they can get inspired and empowered by them.
Lastly, what goals do you have for this year for your music and how do you plan to achieve them?
I aim to release as much music and content as I can this year, I have a lot of material that I’m eager to share with the world. Ideally I would love to drop a new single every 4 to 6 weeks and a new visual every week on IGtv and Youtube. I want to do more shows and festivals to grow my fanbase and reach a broader audience. And I also would love to place some of my music in movies and commercials. I’m ready to take my career to a new level so I’d love to add more people to my team and collaborate with other artists and music executives.