How excited were you to get your new single “Alaska” out into the world?
This is probably the song I was the most excited to release to everyone. It’s so unique and my team and I thought this was one of the strongest ones we had from the conception of Little Hurt.
Do you have any other plans for 2020?
Definitely, although I can’t give a ton of details at this moment as we have a lot of exciting things lined up. I write a ton of songs and we only put out the best ones – so I think people will be happy!
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
My fan base is the reason why I’m motivated to wake up and do this every day. I feel like we have created something that resembles more of a family than anything else. I’ve been doing this for a very long time and I’ve never felt like I’ve had a fan base that is this united and enthusiastic. Truly grateful for that.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
The fan / artist relationship is interesting because people look up to you and all of a sudden you take on a new responsibility. I remember what that felt like distinctly.. looking up to someone I loved and thinking “man, this person has the answers to the things I don’t.” I’ve been placed in a unique situation because I got signed at a young age and was playing festivals and shows opening for the people I idolized – I realized very quickly that they didn’t have it figured out either. What I was searching for was their perspective on the things I found confusing or scary. One thing I know for sure is that you never want to take advice from someone who spends a lot of their energy trying to convince people that they have their shit together! And you probably want to spend even less time listening to their music because if you think you have it all figured out, your music likely isn’t great…
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
I feel like sometimes people are hesitant to say hello. 9 out of 10 times when I meet a fan in public they tell me they were afraid to walk up and say something to me. They are worried it’ll bother me or something but in reality I’m the kind of artist that places importance in creating a very inclusive environment with my fan base. I’m proud of being able to take down that wall and allow people to get close to me and my songs. So always feel free to come and say Hi!
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
I think the answer to that question has changed pretty drastically over the years. When I started my old band, 10 or more years ago, the only goal was to make everyone as happy as possible. I feel like our intention was to write music you could consume like a drug – and I believe we accomplished that. But as time went on and I grew up and matured, I experienced things I never felt at 18 writing songs stoned in a garage. I went through heart break, addiction, betrayal. But those are real things – and they hit me like a ton of bricks. The first time I felt intense pain on a spiritual level was the most important moment in my life as an artist. I realized there was a whole spectrum of colors I hadn’t painted with yet. So in terms of what my message is, “be happy or don’t” it doesn’t matter. Just be authentic. You can see what I mean in the video for “Better Drugs”.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Well, in this moment – it is really all we have. Artists have become content creators, for better or for worse. In the spirit of honesty, it’s not something that I excel at or am particularly interested in. A lot of artists have their little niche things that make them standout, that make them special. and that’s important – you need that. I pride myself on not necessarily having one of those. Some people are real hot- some have a lot of tattoos and act really chaotic online – I could go on forever, there are a million different ways to package and sell your brand. I really pride myself on just being a semi-normal guy from the Midwest who writes really good songs.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
I want to continue to outdo myself – in terms of what I’m saying, and how I’m saying it. It took me a long time to come to the realization that I want to create something that will last forever.
Any last things you want to tell your fans?
Thank You for taking this journey with me. Connect with Little Hurt on the socials so we can grow together!
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