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Interview with Fire The Humans

Today, we sat down with Fire The Humans to talk music inspiration, heroes they looked up to and much more! Be sure to check out his music below after the interview on Spotify!

Interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
surroundings?

I’m inspired by highs and lows of my own life. Others lives and things that have happened in this short life of ours. In the past, I have been inspired to write about everything from a plane crash in Swiss Alps to homeless runaways in Los Angeles, California, to my own sobriety. Incredible highs of love and love lost make an incredible backdrop to tell a story about. My new single, “Can’t Stop”, is just that. An uncomfortable moment of looking back at a failed relationship. Acknowledging mistakes and ultimately feeling regret. Wishing you could have a do over. I believe that is a moment we have all experienced and can relate to.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

My parents were both musicians, so growing up in my house, we were surrounded by everything like Eagles, Michael Jackson, Motley Crue, Chicago, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many others. I learned other true talents like Ray Charles, Earth Wind and Fire, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley etc. It wasn’t until I discovered Prince that I began to understand the power of art. That’s what taught me the importance of being original. Being comfortable as the fish that swims upstream. I loved that about his gifts. It changed my life.

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

My Grandfather. He was an incredible man that came from nothing. Raised poor, had children in his teenage years, sacrificed, was always growing and evolving. He went from having nothing to becoming the President and CEO of Hospice and even going to the White House to meet the first lady. He showed me how to work a room, never stop pushing for greatness and that the moment we stop moving forward, we lose our purpose. I still miss him, but feel I’m a better man because of him, even though he’s gone.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

Probably an artist. I like creating. My brain is wired to make something out of thin air. I find that being an artist is a form of meditation. There’s a comfort and stillness in seeing images in my mind. Doing my best to bring it out and maybe others can see it too. I’m not moved by monetary reward or materialism. I cherish time and everything else is just icing on the cake. As an artist, I can simply “be”.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
music?

“Be yourself and be unapologetic for it.” So many people live through others, not understanding that we all have to run our own race. Stay in your own lane. You can always be growing and improving, even inspired by others, but staying true to yourself. There’s a power in that. I see younger people than me wishing their time away. Pretending to be other people. To dress, look and act like other people. Social media has watered down “identity”. Be yourself and be unapologetic for it. There’s enough of “them”, we need “you”.

Music:

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight

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