What inspired you to pursue your own music career?
As much as I love backing up other artists, I still have that itch to scratch. I’ve realized I won’t be happy unless I’m expressing my own musical ideas as well. I want to connect personally with an audience… there’s no greater feeling in the world.
Did you have a break out song that started things for you?
Not yet. I’m hoping to have one soon.
With a massively growing following already your supporters must have a name for themselves* Does your fan base have a name?
My Italian fan base calls themselves “Ste-fans” lol. I kinda like that.
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
I want my supporters to be like good friends at a house party. The relationship needs to be personal for me. I want to KNOW my fans.
What type of music are you leaning towards for your music career?
I’ve always been addicted to Pop music, but with undertones of Funk and RnB. If it doesn’t groove, I’m typically not interested. Unless it’s a really moving emotional piece that speaks to me personally.
Your newest single “Lookalike” was just released and has already gained a lot of attention from your fanbase, what was your thought on the reaction of the song?
I think the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. I just hope people keep spreading the word and getting it out there because I know it has what it takes. It just needs to reach more people.
What’s up next for you? An Full Album? A tour maybe?
Next, I will be releasing my Sophomore single which I believe is gonna shock my fans. It’s possibly my favorite song I’ve ever written. After which I’ll probably release an EP and then tour.
Any other fun things in the works you can tell us about?
The Lookalike music video directed by Andre LaDon will be coming out very soon!
You have already opened for some incredible acts like Jojo, Brian McKnight, Anderson.Paak , what were those experiences like for you?
Opening for Anderson (Breezy as he was known) was a routine experience at the time because we were just schoolmates at Musicians Institute and decided to do a show together at the Whisky A Go Go (This was 10 years ago before he became THE Anderson Paak). We were having fun and didn’t really think of much other than putting on the best show possible.
Brian McKnight and Jojo on the other hand was a different story. I had already been fangirling over them for a while and so to open for them was nerve racking for me haha. But I had a blast sharing the bill with them. It was surreal.
You also toured with Jack & Jack as part of their band, What was it like being on tour with them?
Yes, touring with Jack & Jack is probably one of the most amazing and fun experiences ever. They really have become dear to me and there’s nothing like traveling the world and playing music with good friends. I believe their support and belief in me and my music was another big motivator to get me back to my original music. I will be definitely be touring with them more in 2019.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
I’d like them to know that I have so much more material coming and I can’t wait to perform live for them.
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us 🙂
Thanks for having me and featuring my music ☺