Luverboy talks about his craft, sense of style and more
How did you come by your stage name?
That’s a funny story, at some point in my life, one of my friends ended up slipping up and calling me Luverboy as an insult because of how much of a romantic I am. And he was so spot on with his stereotype that the name just stuck, and I accepted it as who I am.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
My grandfather bought me a keyboard when I was 7 years old. I was classically trained from the time I was a little boy. I think the first time I heard Coldplay I knew that music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Music became me, and it is all I want to do.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Wonder, definitely a little bit of Kanye West in there somewhere. I listen to all kinds of music so when I’m writing I never limit myself. Sounds are infinite, so I like to pull from the music that appeals to me first.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
Life Invisible, my current album, came about as a result of me just always being overlooked and ignored for most of my life. I always felt like I never fit into any one crowd. I started working at WME (Big talent agency) last year and the whole time I was there I felt invisible. Nobody gave a shit about my music, or really who I was, and that made me feel cold, alone, and isolated. So the album was drawn out from that initial idea that I had of feeling invisible and living with regret.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Definitely making use of the time I have to not half-ass a song. And when you start a new song, or a new album, giving yourself permission to fail when trying something new. I always like to make sure I’m a little bit out of my comfort zone in order to grow more after each project. My career is just getting started though. There are so many records yet to be released.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Yes, because what I do is very different from every other artist in my opinion. I blend genres and fuse them together. I am not limited in any way.
What are your plans for the near future?
Go on a tour in 2021, pray, hope, and invest in this album enough so that it touches and reaches who it needs too. I just want to play and share this music with the world, because I believe there are people who need to hear it. Maybe get a record deal, but we’ll see, being independent is liberating these days.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
My mother, and my good friend Merak who passed away this past year due to cancer. He kept me going when I wanted to quit, and everyone else around me didn’t give a shit. I miss him every day. It’s the ones who keep us going without even know it, where our true inspiration comes from.
How can fans find you?
Instagram, Google, Youtube, Spotify, Twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook, I’m everywhere.
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Don’t be afraid of failure, keep pushing forward, and be true to yourself first and foremost.
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