Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

MALCOLM: We listen to all kinds of music genres; hip-hop, metal, R&B, etc. The band’s sound tries to appeal to all kinds of audiences. I want R&B and hip-hop fans to be able to dance to the metal, simultaneously allowing them to head bang to the music.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

MALCOLM:  I love all the new artists coming up, especially in the Trap/Rap scene. As much as many would not like to admit it, they are paving a way for a completely new style of music and sound writing approach. They are the ones influencing us to create the music we make now. I also enjoy the frequent release of songs.   It allows me to scan through what is working and what doesn’t and translate it into what I create.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

MALCOLM:  The word musician doesn’t do it for me. I like the word artist. Being an “artist” allows me to look and express myself and music from so many standpoints. It allows me to watch my growth as a “musician” and a person and work off of my previous ideas and challenges, just like a painter would. We continue to grow because that’s what we do as people, and so will our art. Being in touch with your true artistic, emotional and spiritual side, rather than a technical one is what I consider a true musician. And that’s what I’d like to consider myself.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

MALCOLM:  Of course we are in a new day of age.   Things change and we have to adapt. I don’t see any problem in streaming and downloading music. I’m young and never had to buy cassette tapes or vinyl, and CDs. I like how accessible everything is today and it gives us artists more chances for people to hear our music.

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Tell us how you see yourself in the coming time as a musician

MALCOLM:  I’d like to see myself inspiring a whole new wave of music that combines today’s hip-hop with metal. It would end the beef between metal and hip-hop, young and old, etc.  I’m trying to show the younger and older generations that we both need each other; we can co-exist. That we both have individual aspects that can work together and form something bigger than us.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favorite presently.

MALCOLM:  My five favorite artists at this moment are Lil Uzi Vert, Nirvana, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Unlocking The Truth.

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Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.

MALCOLM: In my opinion, our best song to date is “Come Closer” and even better songs are coming!

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

MALCOLM:  I hope I am able to make an impact on the history of metal, become a legend and push the boundaries, pave a way for a new generation of metal.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry. 

MALCOLM: The internet and computers makes everything more accessible, so it’s easier to create and record your own music and to get your music out there to be discovered.  Just turn on your laptop and get busy.

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Tell us your opinion on TV and radio stations playing the same songs from established artists mostly and giving little chances to independent artists.

MALCOLM: It is what it is but independent artists can use the internet and social media to share their music with anyone who can find them.

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Tell us the challenges you think independent artists are facing and how it can be tackled.

MALCOLM:  The main challenge is money but we can use the internet.  We can use our cellphones, laptops and social media too; so we aren’t completely out of luck. We still have those platforms to get above the noise, to be creative and push ourselves. No one said it would be easy.

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Tell us your opinion on how corruption is affecting the society and how it can be eradicated.

MALCOLM: Corruption has always been a part of the society and we can spend the rest of our lives trying to eradicate it.

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State the links to your social media and stores.

unlockingthetru@optimum.net

www.unlockingthetruthband.com

www.facebook.com/UTTBand

www.twitter.com/UTTband

www.instagram.com/unlockingthetruth

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Tell us what you think about using social media to promote music online.

MALCOLM:  I think social media is good for independent and signed artists. It’s fun, quick and easy way to connect with your fans and promote your brand.  If it wasn’t for social media, we probably would not have been discovered.

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Tell us how the beginning of your music career.

MALCOLM: Jarad and I wanted to start a band; we auditioned and won on Amateur Night at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem USA; my parents set us up in Times Square and the rest is history.

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.

MALCOLM:  Making new music and surprising myself with what I can create motivates me to keep creating and composing music! I’m always excited to see what I can come up with next.

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Tell us about you as a person.

MALCOLM:  I’m just an artist who loves to write and compose and now I am producing.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

MALCOLM: Basically, “Come Closer” is about two people lost in the madness of the world and using their connection with each other to block it out!

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

MALCOLM: The guitar melody came first and then the lyrics.  I pieced the song together, segments at a time. Doing the instruments first and then the vocals.

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State the official date of release.

Saturday, February 10, 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Unlocking The Truth.  Unlocking The Truth means today – be the truth; especially with yourself.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

We do not have a title for the album just yet.  We’ve only released two singles (“My Chains” and “Come Closer”) on the upcoming album.


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