POV: You’re the lead singer of an indie band

Exclusive interview provides a glimpse into the life of a rockstar

Selinna Tran, Life Editor

What would you say is your inspiration?

Honestly, my inspiration would have to be myself. I have made it this far in the world by relying on my own creative genius. You know, I’m not like the other people in the music industry. I do it for passion, for that feeling that only creative minds could ever possibly understand.

When will the next album be released?

What is an “album” exactly? You know, I feel like we confine ourselves into these industry terms that put out performative garbage that doesn’t contain soul. I don’t put out albums. I put out art. And you simply cannot put a timeline on art.  Art is art, man. There is no timeline to create.

Anyways, our next album will be released in early winter. Don’t forget to stream on all platforms.

Some recent scandals regarding you and your former partner have come to light. They have come out with stories accusing you of manipulation. How do you respond to that, and how has that affected your profession?

Firstly, I find this incredibly unprofessional. What happened between me and them is between us. But, if we are going to be talking about it, they are smearing my name here. Look. I can’t help my fame, and that brings about people who will want to take advantage of my talent and my kindness.

They did just that, and let me put that into perspective. Ever watch “500 Days of Summer” or “Scott Pilgrim VS. The World”? I’m just like Scott Pilgrim or Tom Hansen, I’m the good guy. I just get put into situations that make me the bad guy. It can’t be helped. They had the audacity to call me a gaslighter. Of all things that I am — a creative genius, a music legend, a rockstar — I am not a gaslighter.

I’m not really sure where they got that term — it seems to be one of those buzzwords designed to make me look crazy. They’re the crazy one.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans?

Oh my God, dude. My fans are my lifeblood. I believe I have a personal, soulful connection to each and every one of them. At the same time, these fans are crazy. They are just too obsessed with me. I do not know what it is about my voice and alluring lyrics, but I have garnered the favor of all of these fans. They are the world though, and should definitely keep an eye out for the next merch drop.

Thank you so much for participating in this interview. Do you have any last words that you’d like to share?

Nah, dude. Thank you for having the genius to invite me here. I know my fans will love this interview. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @rockstarleadsingerofmyownbandXO.