Stevie Redstone has a unique ability to combine pop-rock, funk, and add a touch of blues. The singer talked to us about his new song "Now" and what has been inspiring him lately.
How did you get started in music?
I've been singing and performing at home since I was 3 years old. I picked the guitar in middle school followed quickly by my true love, the piano. Haven't been able to shake it since.
Tell me about your song “Now” what’s the story behind it?
Now is an uptempo number about combating the noise and perceived darkness of the modern age with a message of LOVE.
Tell me about your songwriting process
Generally speaking I’m a chords/vocal melody guy first. Then I’ll write to that melody and try to get out of the songs way. On a good day I’ll be inspired to write about something happening in my life or in the world. But as they say, inspiration is for amateurs. I’ve written many of my best songs when I simply booked time to write and came in with NOTHING to say.
What has been inspiring you lately?
All sorts of things, honestly. But I'll say I am particularly interested in the ever-increasing amount of technology and information flying at our faces, and what that will mean for us as a species going forward.
What has been one of the biggest challenges in your career?
I'm a positive person, but the music "business" can be a bit of a drag some days. So the biggest thing for me is keeping in touch with why I do this in the first place - which is the love for music, writing/performing and collaborating.
What’s your best piece of advice for young artists?
If you've got some talent, don't quit.