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Interview & Photos: Micky James

Interview & Photos by Jamary Bobe

What was the inspiration behind your latest single “Walk the line”?

I wrote “Walk the line” to embrace everything that makes us unique, unique individuals, you know just letting your freak-flag fly. I think myself as an artist, I like to express myself in a bold, outlandish kind of way, and I think it’s important that people should do that in society, and also rock and roll.

What artists can you relate to lyrically/instrumentally?

One of my favorite lyricists of all time is Morrissey, he's really dark and sarcastic, a lot of people don't like him, but I love his writing. Also, the singer of Catfish & the Bottlemen, he's a great song writer, I love his writing, it's a very journalistic kind of style.

What's your biggest aspiration as an artist?

It's going to sound very cliche but writing better songs and hopefully they connect on a broad scale, while staying true to myself.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

There's a few, the one at Mercury Lounge was really great! I played there in April and it was kind of the first time I packed out a venue and everybody knew almost every word of the songs and it was really cool! I've never had that happen to me, so to see that, that my songs were generating and people were relating to the music which is very exciting.

Do you have any other hobbies besides music?

Shopping! It's not even a hobby, it's an addiction!

A huge one!

What advice can you give to other pursuing a career in music?

Finding your identity and sticking to that! I've seen a lot of artists and bands continuously change who they are for certain reasons, for trends or the industry has some sort of influence on them, but I think it's very important to have an identity and your own voice.

Can we expect a tour/album from you soon?

I'm releasing a new song! (Crybaby is already out) and hopefully add some shows to cushion the release!

Okay, this is a fun question. What was the last show you attended as a fan?

The Rolling Stones at Metlife! It was great, I felt like a 13 year old kid, it was incredible!


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