Tedy is one of the hottest up-and-coming artists right now and his song "Stuck" is made for people who are feeling like they're in a rut and can't get out. The song is about accepting our dark side and learning how to move forward and climb out of that pit. We talked to Tedy about the new song and his best advice to his younger self.
How did you get started in music?
Tedy: I was really depressed and I felt like I wasn’t truly doing what I wanted to do. So I decided it’s all or nothing, and started to invest in myself and truly do what makes me happy. What makes me feel like I can truly have an impact on people.
Tell me about your song “Stuck” what’s the story behind it?
Tedy: “Stuck” was just about me realizing that I didn't have to let my dark feelings take over me and stop me from doing what I want to do. I can hate myself or hate things about me and be down and still go for what I want!
What has been the biggest challenge for you in your career?
Tedy: My mentality for sure. I always think I need to be this perfect cookie cutter human in order to be taken seriously or succeed. Learning to just accept myself, be myself and go for what I want is a struggle, but I feel like the people that support me help me grow every day .
What do you want fans to take away from your music?
Tedy: FEEL! Be human. There’s no need to pretend to be tough, ‘no feelings’ person all the time. You can be vulnerable, happy, sad, angry, powerful – all of those things and that is okay. Don’t make yourself small for anyone.
What else has been inspiring you lately?
Tedy: The people around me. Being in an environment where I feel like everyone is accepting and believes in me. It really pushes me to be great.
What’s your best piece of advice to your younger self?
Tedy: Love yourself!!! Make friends, have scary and adventurous experiences. LIVE so you don’t regret not having done anything later.