I started playing the piano classically when I was five. I had seen someone playing the violin and asked my mom if I could learn it. She insisted that I start with the piano first. I later played the violin for seven years. In high school I taught myself the guitar and began to write my own songs. I played in three different bands and entered two battle of the bands competitions where my band won first place both times. I left my hometown for college and formed another group, which later dissolved because of creative differences. I experimented with many different types of music eventually buying an MPC to make footwork music. I then discovered Zaytoven who also uses an MPC to make trap beats. After making almost 100 trap beats and posting them online, I was approached by a small record label called iLuvMuny records in Atlanta. The CEO came to LA and began taking me to different studios to work with artists. I considered signing to the label and moving to Atlanta after graduating, but decided that I would have more control over my music if I remained independent. I then began to work with various artists around the country that I had made connections with online. Since then, I have produced many projects for different artists. I also started to write my own songs to my own beats and have released over a dozen singles, three music videos, two eps, a beat tape, and a full length album. I’m currently getting ready to release my second album.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but moved to Los Angeles for college and am now based in Pasadena.
Growing up who did you listen to?
I’ve always been very open minded about music and grew up listening to a wide variety of music. When I was little I listened to classical and classic rock/pop. As I grew up, I got into hair metal which later led to a great interest in alternative rock, punk rock, and metal core. I listened to a lot of the bands that would perform at Warped Tour. I got into electronic music later in high school, and began to explore the many different genres of dance music. One of my favorite bands at the time was Radiohead. It wasn’t till my senior year of high school that I started listening to Hip Hop. I remember the first song I got into was Freaks and Geeks by Childish Gambino. In college, I became obsessed with Death Grips and still continued to explore many different genres. Recently, I’ve been exploring jazz, soul, and r&b, which I hadn’t listened to very much until now.
What inspires your music?
I always make my beats as quickly as possible and try to think as little as possible, instead purely going with how I feel. I also pick my sounds at random most of the time. When I write the songs, one lyric in particular always seems to jump out of a melody that I hear while listening to the beat. The particular lyric usually guides the rest of my writing for the track. Because a lot of my process is seemingly by chance, I believe that the inspiration comes from God.
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
I really enjoyed visiting different cities in Japan. I also like San Francisco.
What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
I’d like to go back to Japan someday, but I also have never been to Europe. I’d like the chance to see all the different cultures of the world before I die.
Tell us the motivation behind your next release.
My second album, which drops before August ends on soundcloud, and officially on all streaming platforms in September, is much more personal than my first album. While my first album was more of a fun project just to get myself out there, this second album will tell more of my personal story and beliefs.
How can we follow you online?
You can search “Will See” on all streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify, and you can also follow me on Instagram @1daywillsee to see what I’m up to daily.
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