LeeSon Bryce talks about living with No Limits
We got a chance to vibe out to LeeSon Bryce a couple a weeks ago and were impressed by how relatable his music was. So much music in the industry can be smoke and mirrors and too often artists are doing a lot of fake it until you make it. We all love a good flex for "the Gram" or even pretending how great life is. However, we know that everyday can't be sunshine and rainbows and sometimes, you have to push through the storm. We recognize that each of us have our own obstacles to overcome, but we think like LeeSon, you have to put the pain toward your passion. We sat down with him and got a little more info on the man behind the music. Read more for the interview!
How and when did you start making music?
Honestly, I first started making music back when I was 11 years old. At that time, I used to make little drum beats and then sing with them (this also helped me to keep rhythm for when I played in church). Ever since then, I've always been heavily engaged with music. When I turned 14, I used to play this game app on my xbox titled "EZ Muze", every day I would create different sounds from loops, and then I would even sing to them. I also used to create musical notes from my electronic piano, making different sounds from recording my notes with different harmonizers and such. However, I didn't officially start making music of my very own (voice recordings and else) until last year in early 2017. Ever since, I have been learning more everyday.
Who were you early inspirations, and how have they changed since then?
My early inspirations are from a wide array of artists. Some of them are Tech Nine, Eminem, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, NF....but that is only in the hip-hop culture. I'm also inspired from Skrillex, Slipknot, and believe it or not, Hanz Zimmer. I could also list a complete number of rock bands as well (and yes, I really do love rock music). Any artist who can put real raw emotion into their vocals and songs are always a plus to me. As long as they keep doing that, I'll always listen in. I try to do the same with my music.
If you could work with anybody who would it be?
I have a whole list..but I'll definitely name a few. Sir the Baptist, NF, Tech Nine, Hopsin, Red Sun Rising, JL B Hood (which who is actually gonna be on my next track), and Caleborate...just to name a few.
What do you like most about the industry?
The connections and growth. I love meeting new artists, especially ones who are genuine. Plus, the growth is phenomenal, it really pays to network with other talents, promoters, scouts, etc.
What message do you want to send with your music?
Honestly, for the first EP I released, I were only trying to describe a story others could relate to. It was more of just a memoir of my own personal life. However, when I was writing "No Limits", that's when I got serious. I tried to tackle the hidden truths of society, depression, overcoming doubts, etc....it really changed the tune of what I usually do.
What's the biggest challenge you face as an independent artist?
Getting exposure. It's hard to get noticed in a very saturated market. But there's still an advantage, and that is to be unique. Develop your own sound, don't follow anyone else's. Plus, really put yourself out there, you'll be surprised with your results.
What else would you like your listeners to know about you?
I'm just a guy like you and everyone else. I'm not special, I work a normal day to day job (or at least until my music kicks up further), I pay monthly bills, etc...I'm no different than you. I just love music, and I'm very passionate with what I do. All I can say is to follow your dreams, ignore the noise.
Where can they listen to your work?
You can hear my music on YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, and iTunes. My music is available almost everywhere. Really hope you can listen!