Im a robot with sounds that dwell in harmony at the bottom of the ocean.
SADBOY a singer, songwriter and producer from Long Island, Roosevelt, NY is no stranger to bending genres into a melting pot of things he loves. SADBOY works in his home studio called "LAB of TEARS" where it's dark and comfortable. Leading with his second project (more) and His debut project gouttée is an eruption of sadness that dwells from many forms of life.
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Interview with SADBOYMUSIC
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of my project "gouttee" I really took my time and smoothed it out until I was done. I performed, wrote, Produced, Mixed and Mastered everything myself. Its really one of my proudest moments.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my follow up to my first project which is called "de Plus", my new single "H2O" is the lead single off the project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we will deliver a great product at the end that's worth loving.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to express and collaborate in a world of feelings.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do I layer my vocals? What tone or key should I be in?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Explain the message and sound you going for? What are you attempting to achieve this era or project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'd say that this is journey like a marriage and we gotta co parent to make things for our child aka "the music".
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: TC Helicon, Mac, iPhone, Keyboard and Mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've honestly do this as a side job/passion project. It took me about 3 - 4 years to really develop my sound and then go through training as a singer and the producer. A lot of people don't know this but before I started I was a drummer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say my music is mostly sad with a shimmer of hope or light. Like its dark but I seem to climb out the hole gracefully every time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would honestly love to work with Dawn Richard and PARTYNEXTDOOR all on one record. Those people are my muse of why I create the art that I do. I wish Aaliyah was alive her self titled album holds a huge part inspiration for me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Not to over think it. Be free in the process. Eveything doesn't have to be bop or a slap. Sometimes we need a feeling.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on the R&B, Alternative R&B, Pop and Electronic Records
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is creating Melody's and creating a distinct cadence.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring mystery and hybrid structures that seem familiar but into the future. I'd say I'm great for a ballad.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I write alot everyday, there is always a thought of lyrics. I record melodies in my Apple Voice Notes App Alot. Production always starts with a bass line following the drum and then we build it around that.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac, Mic, Logic Pro X, Many VST's, Splice, Auturia Keyboard and TC Helicon
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Aaliyah, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, James Fauntleroy, Dawn Richard, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Timberland, Brandy, Britney Spears, Rodney Jerkins, James Blake, The Code, Bryan Cox, Bjork and Imogean Heap.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common thing I do is Background Vocals, Alternative Melodies, Mixing, Songwriting and Co Producing