We had the good fortune of connecting with The3rapy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi The3rapy, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I kind of just fell into it. Being an artist was never really a part of my plans. I always had a lot of friends who were either instrumentalist or involved in the music industry one way or the other. So because of that I often found myself in that kind of creative environment. One day I decided to try my hand at songwriting and I haven’t looked back ever since. For me it’s therapeutic, hence my moniker.
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.
It has definitely been an uphill battle for me. There are many hurdles to being an independent artist. To me the toughest part is keeping yourself motivated. There are times where it seems like you just aren’t really going anywhere and that’s where I think your supporters help a lot. Other times you may not be feeling as creative and you really have to take a step back and let the music breathe.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a very gung-ho kind of person so I don’t think anything would be planned at all actually. In fact I would probably search for someplace completely new to both of us. That’s the kind of person I am.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I like to give credit where credit is due and their are a lot of people deserving of a shoutout. In particular I want to give a shout out to all of my close friends. Also to the growing list of producers and engineers that I’ve worked with. The list is pretty big at this point so I’d hate to leave anyone out but KWrigs, Nick P, Dumpy, are just a few names that I’ve grown with. Again there are so many but the ones who have been there know who they are.