This time, we get to know #R!sK. His track "Reflection " is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what are your hobbies?
I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I have a few hobbies all of them involve music in one way or another. I build custom car and home audio systems. I also build all my own custom tube and solid state microphones as well as guitars and effects pedals.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I have loved music for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until about 8 years ago a friend read some of my lyrics and convinced me to start singing. I took some lessons for a few years and finally started recording last year. One of my favorite singers put me in contact with a producer who I have been working with since November. We have a few songs ready to release and are working on more. Reflection is the very first single from these sessions.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Kevin Matisyn, Jonny Craig, Tilian Pearson, Maynard James Keenan, Chino Moreno, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell and so many more.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I want people to hear the songs I release and know they are not alone in the world. I want people to know they aren’t the only one’s out there going thru painful experiences.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
It would have to be Red Rocks in Colorado or the Midland here in Kansas City, Missouri. I’d really like to perform anywhere.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
A Drop In The Ocean by Parabelle. I’m a sucker for a good 7 or 8 minute song that has a great deep meaning.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
I don’t know if it can be narrowed down to just one. There has been a lot of stupid things I have done. I think a lot of us can relate, especially when we look back at our younger years. But then again we still have time to achieve the ultimate embarrassing moment.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
The Release of Reflection has been my proudest moment! I have put in a lot of time to get where I am today and releasing the song made everything feel totally worth it. I know the song isn’t for everyone and I am ok with that. Even if just one person connects with it, I am happy.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I’m pretty quiet in person but you get me at a concert and I’m talking to the whole band, before or after their set. I will set there and have drinks with them or just talk about what their interests are. It freaks my friends out that I do this.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would be doing a song with Kevin Matisyn!
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