Get To Know: Kevynn Hudsonn
A self-proclaimed musical shape-shifter, we get to know alternative rock musician, Kevynn Hudsonn in this exclusive interview. This is one that you will NOT want to miss out on...
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is a constant fluid progression, you could hear Reggae, classic rock, synth pop, punk or Hip Hop,RnB influences depending on the specific track . It's firmly anchored in alternative Rock sensibilities though. The beauty is that it doesn't sound like a mish mash, some of the references may not seem obvious to a casual listener but they're there nevertheless. This is because I draw from a very wide range of musical influences.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
A typical day in the studio is clinical, I basically write songs on a burst of inspiration. I don't just wait around for this creative energy to appear, I invite it, facilitate and enable it. So I write the lyrics, with a preconceived melody as back drop, give it to Alex, he's the producer I've been workin with lately, a tremendously talented, patient guy. I provide as much guidance as possible and he comes up with the track in about 3 weeks (busy guy lol). After that I hit the studios do the recording, then I'm out, I give it to Al, he does the mix and master. It's a no frills approach, no coffee breaks, no snack breaks. I normally book more time than I think I'll need, just to ensure a smooth process, because sometime I actually come up with a new lyrics on the spot too or tweak the lyrics while recording. This happens with "her number", the part that says "she's on vacation in 305 628 gotta meet her at the club and I can't be late". That section was added during the actual recording session.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
No, no mood is necessary. I write whenever I get a whiff of inspiration, which can happen at any time quite honestly. I don't always put pen to paper, the voice note feature on my phone is so handy and critical as often times I just pull out my phone and record whatever vibes to mind. 'Trust in me' (my first release) was written in about 5 minutes out of the blue, it be like that sometimes.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
1.Neil Diamond, 2. Sam Cooke and 3 a group of artist from David Bowie, Ian Curtis, Morrissey, Jim Morrison, Axl Rose, Jimi Hendrix, Jackson Browne, Michael Jackson, Glass animals. It's just a lot.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Best band I've ever seen live? Gosh, I get goosebumps just thinking about this (lol), Guns and Roses.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
Toughest part is getting your story out. Getting the medias attention necessary to grow your career, but you got to be creative and think outside the box. There is no one formula for success, you just got to find your path by being consistent, creative and educating yourself about trends and methods.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
Most enjoyable is to see someone connecting with your music, knowing that they really love it and it's making a difference in some ways on some levels in their life experience. That's what I live for. That's what's it's all about honestly.
What do you have in store for 2022?
2022, I plan on being more active by releasing more music on a consistent basis, getting my story out there. The music is the biggest part of the story so by telling my story, I'm promoting my music as well. I believe a lot of people will be able to identify with my story and it will resonate with a lot of folks. I guess I'm saying is that I'm hoping a lot of people, millions hopefully will hear my music, have an emotional connection and ultimately become a fan (hands clasp) so I'll be tirelessly, promoting my music in 2022 . Also continue to make melody driven, catchy music that's well written and are hit potential, that the world will respond to, I think I can do that :)