Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

HYLYND, USA, 12/18/1987 – grew up in North Carolina, moved to Florida then later to Atlanta – started playing drums at 2 and after going to my first concert at 5, I have been playing music since and can’t stop. I fell in love with singing, playing piano and guitar around 10 and starting writing songs when I was 15.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I became obsessed with this idea of laying your soul out there and trying to match the way you feel sonically to sounds so well that others feel it too. The name HYLYND comes from a visual play on Highlands.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My first single “Permanent Marks”, is about looking into your future and seeing the same person there as the one you’re currently with and basically saying I’m with you, hell or high water. It’s a chill R&B track with hopefully cinematic elements in it.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

This is my first single but I’ve been in previous projects. I love the idea of a band so much but sometimes people drop off as things get tough and take longer than anticipated. You can’t calculate a career in music and unless you’re very lucky really fast, it takes a core passion that just won’t leave to keep it going until momentum catches up with you. I feel I’m at the tipping point.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Jon Santana is someone I’ve worked with on and off for several years. He’s based out of Nashville and has always been able to elevate and bring out the magic and can produce AND mix well. Super dope guy. I recorded here in my home studio in Dallas, TX and made everything sound good going in then shot him the stems and he did his thing. When you have an understanding with the guy producing and mixing your stuff, satellite can work.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

 I’ve been in music since I can remember. It’s always been a part of me and it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. My goal is to continue to release records, tour, have longevity and grow into a timeless artist.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

My desire to write, play and sing comes from a place that I have no idea of. It’s something down deep that just compels me to get up late at night and write it down. I know my desire to share it is as strong as my desire to write it.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

If I knew the secret to writing hit songs I’d be a millionaire currently BUT all I’ll say is after being inspired and influenced by great things, you then have to follow what you feel inside and what’s pulling on you from up above, then be willing to be vulnerable with it, confident in it, and still be able to take constructive criticism. It’s all about the story and a consistent vibe for me.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

That not compromising who you are, not playing the game and being unique means it takes longer sometimes but you’ll still be alright with yourself down the road and you’ll be carrying a legacy with you.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Always stay a student. Stay hungry. And learn how to grind AND rest on the way.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve won singing competitions …some regional and 3rd in a national one and have been able to most recently play at Atlanta’s ONE music festival by co-winning a competition. BIG shout out to my fans and friends who voted me to that place. —I’ve had previous records under two different names with bands I was in but this is the first single under HYLYND so what I am building is brand new.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Blogs….“Crafted out of nostalgic falsetto, sweeping synth patterns, and whimsical songwriting… a feel good blend of 90’s synth-pop over modern indie-tronica.” – The Beat Forest

‘This talent to produce such contrasting feelings in a short amount of time is a talent only a few artists have mastered … following in the footsteps of The Weeknd in merging electronic music, R&B, and hip hop with dazzling effects” – The Revue

With a cool, eerie vibe, HYLYND has managed to meld smooth R&B/Pop vocals with unique electronic production with great success. – Verge Campus

“The vocal melodies/harmonies are absolute perfection for the production…With heavy synth pads, mid to high range arpeggiated synth melodies, and rumbling bass lines” – Good Music All Day

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

In the studio all that’s important to me is the vibe. Low lights, a vodka tonic and late nights. I try to get each section of the song in one pass to minimize editing. Lyrics come late in the game for me. I love reading poetry and short stories as well as watching movies.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

London Grammar, Tory Lanez, Sigrid, Andra Day and Coldplay.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Anyone willing that matches in spirit. Dream collab is Dua Lipa and Jon Hopkins.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Follow HYLYND –

www.HYLYND.com

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/HYLYNDofficial

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/HYLYNDofficial

Instagram:

http://www.instagram.com/HYLYNDofficial

Soundcloud:

http://www.soundcloud.com/HYLYNDofficial

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The saddest day I’ve had is losing my sister last year and having to walk through that. The happiest day was marrying my wife. It was a surreal feeling and still feels amazing.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I will make sure that the people who invested in my life not just monetarily but in time and passion are taken care of. I’ll try and find some good investments to start having the money make money AND I do love Tesla’s so. 😉


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