We had the good fortune of connecting with Teddy Weeks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teddy, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I have made music for the last 10 years of my life, through high school, college, jobs, relationships, and even unemployment. Before I used to think that the song (or idea) would just hit you when it hits you, and you have to drop whatever you are doing and write it. I don’t think that is necessarily true anymore. Sometimes the ideas hit you like a brick, but I’ve found if you really give your creative process all of your focus, oftentimes the ideas are like a slow burn that appear more and more when you are working. Sorry thats a round-about way of saying, I used to work erratically no schedule, just when I had a free moment. But now I sit down at the same time everyday and work like its a job.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I would say that most days, making music is fun and easy to do, but somedays very difficult. And makes you question ‘why am i doing this?’ What i’ve learned is its impossible to create something to copy someone else or hop on a trend, so just try and make something for yourself and maybe it will speak to others as well. I’m not trying to do anything crazy or new. I am just trying to make pop music that is lyrically interesting, but also catchy. I think thats all I can hope people take away from the songs I write.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would definitly go to RINO, all of the food/beer there is my favorite. Obviously go into nature, anywhere from hiking in Golden to Estes probably. I’d try and get tickets to a concert, at the Ogden, Larimer lounge, or Bluebird just to name a few. I feel like its kind of lame for me to admit but i really like those movie theaters where you can order a full meal. We’d 100% go there. And finally just go to the park and meet up with friends.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I feel like the songs I make and any success they garner, are a product of the people I am around. Any good thing happening in my career is due to luck and my friends and family sharing one of my songs, and then that person passing it on etc. Thats how I got a manager, my lawyer, and any songwriting opportunities. It is honestly insane how many people have helped me that way, and I am extremely grateful to have such supportive friends and family. If i had to single one person out though, It would be my Producer Spencer Blare. We have been working together for 3 years now and I really think I would have been stuck where I was if it wasn’t for his advice, keen ear, and kindness. I hope I get to work with him for a long time.
Other: Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1PjRxMCPmtLWoae5FezUdY?si=QgeDwfjbSZ6rXPH3H5g8xg Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/teddy-weeks/1373986401 Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/teddyweeks-1
the wedding photo credit to @mackrophotography