If you follow me on Twitter then you know how much I love to find new artists and bands. So when I came across Skrizzly Adams I was hooked!! His music is bomb.com. I’d describe it as country, pop, rock and a whole lot of awesome.
Then last week I sent out a random tweet about how much I loved his music and that I wanted to set up an interview. And much to my surprise he was game.
Get his latest single “Tipping Point” out now!!!
So without further delay here is my interview with the very talented Skrizzly Adams!
How would you best describe your music?
Heartland Rock with an 808 bump
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and why?
Kanye West for his ability to always have a grand and concrete vision for his albums, as well as his hunger to push boundaries and innovate. Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen for their honesty and ability to create such connective and emotion evoking music.
If you could duet with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?
What inspired you to get into music?
I kinda just started with music when I was 5 and just haven’t stopped, never thought twice about why I started or why I do it. I believe you don’t choose music, music chooses you.
How has being from New Jersey shaped your music style?
Being from New Jersey definitely played a big part in shaping my music. New Jersey really birthed the concept of the “strong, solitary male global ‘pop’ star” with Frank Sinatra. Decades after Frank, came Bruce, and then Bon Jovi; all of which were international superstars, who at the end of the day were just regular Jersey guys. Having these legends be from the same place as me, let me know it was okay to do what I’m doing. Secondly, having easy access to the greatest city on earth, NYC, gave me such an advantage. Having a plethora of information and culture, as well as the music industry, at my disposal gave me such an upper hand starting out.
How many instruments can you play?
I can play five instruments, but mainly just guitar these days.
Our childhoods shape us as adults, how did yours affect your music today?
My parents had 90’s country and classic rock playing nonstop during my childhood; this had a monumental impact on the music I make today.
Which artist or band do you find you put on repeat all the time?
The Rolling Stones
Is there a song out today that you wish you had wrote, if so why?
Jason Isbell has this song “Speed Trap Town” on his last album, that I so wish I wrote. It’s super sparse, but insanely impactful and cinematic. He accomplished what I always look to do when writing a song, but on a much greater scale.
Where do hope to see yourself in five years?
On a major tour promoting my third full length album.
I know that your getting ready to go on tour, what are you looking forward to the most?
I’m really looking forward to getting to connect with the people and just have some fun. Getting to share experiences with others through music is such an awesome opportunity.
And now for our last question, what other news do you have for us?
New single, “Tipping Point” out 11.11! So excited about this one, check it out now!