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Musician And Visual Artist “The Sleeping Moth”, Talks About Sense Of Style, Challenges, and More

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How did you come by your stage name?

I mean, I really fucking love moths. I’ve always wanted a name that felt serene but unique; something that reflected my music. I needed something that separated my art from my name. I wanted to make myself more of a brand, kind of like my art was a complete escape from reality.

When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?

I come from a musical family. My grandfather was my biggest influence. He is one of the best guitar players I’ve ever met. A true classic rock enthusiast, he played with many bands throughout his young life, one of the most notable being a band called “Factory.”

He did well for himself, but eventually settled down and started a family. I was inspired by how badass he was from a young age and it made me want to be an artist as well.

To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?

I find my personal style pulls a lot from 70’s folk and a more modern mix of the indie-folk scene. I just want my music to feel emotional and raw. Something to smoke to, fall asleep to, make out to, and things along those lines.

What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?

I’m an extremely emotional person, and it tends to interfere with my work. I’ve struggled with depression since my early teens, and due to this I often alienate myself and find it hard to release music or art.

However, the pro to all of my big feelings is that it’s a valuable tool when it comes to songwriting. Music can be such an emotional release, and I use that to my advantage when I write new songs.

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?

NO WAY. There is always going to be someone more “talented” than you, you just have to be different. You have to make sure your art is distinguishable and relatable to your audience, and that is what makes you special. I don’t have to be the most talented, I just have to do what I do and connect with those who love what I do.

What are your plans for the near future?

Keep releasing music. Keep making the connection. Keep paving my way into the music industry.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?

All of my friends who consistently support me and my work, and my loving partner who has lifted me out of the worst situations. I love you all very much

How can fans find you?

All of my social media is @TheSleepingMoth and my Bandcamp is the same, that is where you will be able to find my music. Instagram is the platform I am most active on, so reach out to me there.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?

Stop comparing yourself to others. Music is about being unique and your own version of successful. Don’t become discouraged, growth happens even if it’s slow.


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Alfred Munoz is an American Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, and Talent Manager with over 20 years of experience in the Music industry, Leadership, Management, and Branding.

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