Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
My name is Ethan. I’m 26 and from Springfield, MO, USA.
Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
I started playing music at a young age. I began learning drums and 8 years old then moved to guitar around 10. I started playing in metal bands when I was 15 and began touring right after high school. I then began playing with a major label pop band called Romance On A Rocketship. This is what exposed me to the pop side of the industry. After a few years of doing that I became very heavily involved in drugs and drinking. It consumed my life for a few years before I was finally able to quit most of it and refocus on music which then led me to create this project, Avazesa.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
Genre-wise it’s all pop but I like to blend elements of R&B, hip-hop, and funk. With “Status” I wanted to bring some EDM elements in because I felt like it fit the lyrical content of people being consumed with electronics.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
I’m inspired by a lot of different things. My main goal in writing is to share a part of myself with the listener. Whether it be some sort of socially conscious track or just a fun, party track I want to shed a part of myself and also just make people happy as hell when they’re listening.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
There is no secret formula for a hit song. The internet has allowed for all kinds of tracks to get insanely popular that never would have before. These days it’s all about if this listener can relate lyrically, the melodies are catchy, and that you bring something new to the table.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I would tell any upcoming artists to work at music like it’s already a paying job. Always continue pushing and practicing. With the number of people making music now the only way to be noticed is to be different enough but still solid as hell.