This is NEVRMIND.
NEVRMIND, tell us more about how you first got into music?
So, I come from a musical family.
My late uncle, Riguad Duverne, was known as the “Bob Marley” of Haiti where he toured spreading positive messages with his music alongside well-known artist “Wyclef Jean” and super producer Jerry Wonda.
So music has always been in the background of my life.
It wasn’t til I started writing poetry I realized my storytelling abilities.
Later on, I tried putting those stories to piano or guitar.
First time I actually realized I could sing was about 7/8 years old.
I sang in front of a crowded church, Sunday morning service and watched people cry to the sounds of my voice; I knew instantly.
What is the most difficult aspect about launching a career in music?
I think it’s us as creatives.
We become too accustomed to instant gratification that we forget how much work and patience any career takes to build, to get better at.
You start with a few streams, few sales, a few fans and that gradually increases.
But just like any other thing you have to be consistent to even prove to yourself that this is what you want to do because results we want never come quick.
NEVRMIND, you are a very respected artist, what would you say to aspiring musicians who look up to you?
I would first and foremost warn them it’s a very cut throat business.
It’s very rare you find peers and business partners that are genuinely interested in your well being.
Second, no matter what be you.
We will always be influenced by the content we take in and music we listen to; which is fine but still be as authentic as you can.
In a world that sounds the same, be the one key that’s off key.
Create art that later in life you're proud of.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
Just released a new single “Daydream” inspired by what the worlds been going through.
I have so much more music I’m looking forward to putting out cause it’s our duty as creatives to create; especially in times like this when we have something to look back on and remind us of what we went through.
I want to create something next that can assist in healing the world; just pure vibes.
Equality has been an issue in our world for years in years and I still believe music has the power to change that.