Here’s our interview with Ethan Lai. Ethan Lai is a 17 year old pop artist from Singapore.
What’s your favorite part about making music? What are your goals within the music industry?: “My favourite part about making music is just knowing that when the song is put out, someone else will be able to relate to it in their own way. Everyone has a story and feelings they don’t speak of but for some music can help express those emotions. It is a lot easier to say certain things with a melody to me. My goals are just for people to hear the music and relate to it, cause that is why I love music. Music can travel to places I cannot physically go to and touch people’s hearts.”
Which artists have had an influence on your music? Who’s music would you compare yours to?: “Lately I have been listening to a lot of Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson, TLC and other big R&B names from the 1980s to 1990s. I am in love with the chord changes used in songs like ‘End Of The Road’ and ‘On Bended Knee’. Modern day artists like Charlie Puth, Lauv and Ed Sheeran also heavily inspire me to make music. Charlie Puth is in fact the person who inspired me to write and produce my own songs. I would not really compare my music to anyone, cause I try to be as original as I can, but I guess Charlie Puth and Lauv would be some artists I could compare my music to.”
What are you working on right now? What should readers go listen to?: “Right now I am finishing up my first album, which I have been working on for 3 years now. I have been trying to find who I am in this whole music thing and been trying to make songs that I want to make and not what anyone else wants me to make. Now I think I have finally found my sound and my first single from the album called \’All For You\’ is out now! My music is produced really differently from how everyone thinks music should be produced or sounds, but to me that is the whole point. I am making music that is different from everyone else and they could either love it or hate it but that is the way I am. I am pretty active on Instagram lately so you all can find me at @ethanajaylai. I hope that when people read this they will be compelled to listen to the track and I hope they like it and can connect to it, because that is what music is about: connecting people”
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