WILLIAM CARR: ARTIST ON THE WATCH
This is William.
William, tell us some more about how you got started in music.
I’ve been making music since I was 11 years old.
I didn’t understand how to produce my own music, so I used a handheld recorder to tape the songs I’d create.
I distinctly remember when I took my dad’s big tape recorder and decided to sing harmony parts on it.
And then use my handheld recorder to record myself adding parts with the big recorder.
And I’d tape more parts till I got this full chord of notes.
I think this moment made me want to get into music for the hell of it.
By the time I was in my last year of high school, I’d see some friends pursue music as a career and so I followed.
In 2017, I put out a very raw EP entitled, “Highschool”.
It was horrible but the point was to express the vibe "Duke Ellington School of the Arts" gave me.
Graduating that same year, I went straight to Cali after being accepted into "Los Angeles College of Music".
I learned how to produce my own music and I met some pretty cool people.
I ended up releasing songs on my own since no one was really going to do the work for me.
The great thing is, I instantly fell in love with it. And I had people I looked up to who I want to be like.
You know, Prince, Michael Jackson and Take 6? The GOATs.
How would you describe your style/sound & how is it different?
I think for me, when you listen to “My Room”, “Black”, and “What’s It Worth to You”, I’d say you can think of the songs as “Progressive RnB” or some add-on of Neo Soul.
How I’d say my songs are different is I try new things all the time.
The only thing that makes the last song sound like the next one is probably my voice.
I also embrace my shortcomings. I’m not a great singer. I’m an okay producer but I’m honest.
And that’s what I feel being an artist in 2020 is all about.
You can quite literally release sound-waves and someone will say “I understand him completely”.
Am I pitchy sometimes, yes.
Do I change up a lot, yes.
But, I also love harmony parts and trying new things in music as a whole.
My mission in music is to be a multi instrumental, genre blending artist who wants to promote peace, love and perspective.
We love your vibe! What would you say to aspiring artists who look up to your work?
If you’re an artist right now, stay true to you.