Hey everyone! Welcome to Fearless Music! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are gearing up for an even better week. This week, I have something very special to share with you! I had the opportunity to interview one of the nicest and most talented artist on this planet, Todd Carey!
Todd Carey is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. Currently, he resided in New York City, working on new and upcoming music for his fans.
Funny story, I actually saw him perform at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse about four years ago. Fast forward four years later, he commented on the blog and the minute I saw the name I knew exactly who he was.
Todd and his team facetimed with me and we got to talking all things music and life.
How did you get started in music?
"Music was always something that was the most exciting thing in my life. It was a hobby forever... My career has evolved along with social media itself. My first album came out when Myspace was born & at the time with my team, I made the decision to be face-forward, interacting with every one of my fans, & putting my music out there. Now it is the standard [on social media], but when Myspace came out, I was one of the first people to really interact with their fans on a personal bases. I have a lot of followers on social media but it is because of the time I put into responding to every single fan from the beginning."
Who would you say is your biggest musical influence?
"My safe, go-to answer is The Beatles because I grew up listening to them with my dad. The Beatles created a cultural movement, helping pop music get to where it is today. The way they wrote songs and the cultural impact they had influenced a lot of what I do.
...I went to school for Jazz guitar and really became influenced by jazz bands and jams bands. The Greatful Dead is one of my biggest influences even though the sound is very different from my music."
If you could describe your music in 3 words?
"Party, Energetic, Uplifting [describing his last album "Future Throwback]. My next project will have a lot more diversity."
How did you come up with the name of your album "Future Throwback?"
"I wanted to be classic, but I also wanted to be forward with my music... It's a combination of being a throwback, beings from the future, with maybe some Justin Timberlake influence.
Tell me about the single "Nintendo?"
Nintendo was acutually the last song I wrote in a last minute writing session. I am grateful for the song because I think it opened listeners ears to me, people discovered the album through this single...It was the last song but became the first song. Which I think happens a lot in the creative process, your chugging along, grinding, working and it just falls out of the sky. But not by accident and not because your lucky, but because your putting in the work and your ready for it to happen."
If you could bring one thing back the 90s what would it be?
"No one is probably going to get this, but I am a huge fan of the band "Phish" and a huge Seinfeld fan. I found a picture today of the band Phish and Jerry Seinfeld at the Grammy's last week... I wish I could bring that back. Another thing I would bring back is the blend of music, [in the 90's] we had Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Adult Contemporary all on the radio at the same time. But because of Spotify, I think this is coming back, which is super exciting to see."
Do you have anything planned in the future?
"Absolutely, I am currently on my 30th song into my next album, which I don't know the name of yet. The goal is to get about 60-100 songs to narrow it down. I have about 2 or 3 songs that are ready to go, but I want more to go with it. I am circling around more music, but it is not quiet ready. I have various sounds within my music and I am trying to figure out how to marry it all together."
Thanks so much to Todd Carey & his team for taking the time to speak with Fearless Music. Make sure to check Todd out on Instagram, twitter, & Facebook:
Check out Nintendo from Todd Carey's album Future Throwback:
Hey! My name is Ana Ginter! I am a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. In college, I started my own radio show called Fearless Radio, where I played new music and new artist every week. I missed the show so much that I decided to take it with me with this blog! I love everything about music and hope to work in the industry one day! I love all genres of music and I am open to hearing any suggestion given to me! A few of my favorite things besides music include The Ellen Show, guitars and cats!