What ignites your writing & creative juices?
Generally, doing what I do for fun will spark it. Sometimes I’ll be facing a blunt, sometimes I’ll be playing mini golf or maybe playing fortnite. Legitimately, sometimes ill hear gun shots in a game and hear the specific rhythm or some other random sound, and that rhythm will just spark something.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I am involved in a million and a half other business ventures at all times so, working really keeps me happy. Keeping my eggs in different baskets, knowing each egg is as powerful as the last and If even one hatches, I can stretch it to become an even bigger opportunity. I love selling things, huge on marketing and A&R. I could sell snow to a snowman. I love speaking to people and getting coffee, I’m a huge fan of Fortnite me and my friends play a lot. I’m also pretty passionate about spirituality.
If you weren’t making music professionally, what would you be doing?
I think I’d be really sad, not doing much. Just being honest, doing music, and especially doing it at the level I do it, makes me WANT to do other things for enjoyment. Without the music, what else is there for me to do?
Success to you is…
Loving yourself. Simple as that. You can’t expect monetary success if people don’t love you and want to help you. And you can’t be helped unless you help yourself first. It’s so important to love yourself and know you are the only one who can make or break your own life.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help an artist starting out?
I wish I wouldn’t have spent the years I did searching for the easy way on. I would’ve told myself to take it easy, and know that mastering the craft and practice makes everything. Not Twitter DM’s and ass kissing
Any upcoming projects or tracks you are apart of?
Yes! I just released an EP called “The Nerve Of Some People” and ill be releasing another new EP January 1. I’m also going to be releasing collaborative tracks over the course of the next months. There’s also a tour being planned for April 2020, so If you’re in the south or east coast, I’ll be seeing you.
Where do we find you music / social media?
You can find me on all streaming platforms, just search the name “John Penman”