HeIsTheArtist Talks Being “Childish” While Topping International Charts: Interview

Congratulations on the success of your latest single, "Childish." What inspired you to write and record that particular song?

Thank you! I do daily meditation and while meditating one day and I saw myself letting go of past mental trauma that plagued me for years. So I decided to write a song about it to help others live their best life like I am now. 

Do you play any instruments, other than being an amazing vocalist? 

No, I'm only a vocalist. I can however play the piano a little from taking music theory and piano classes in high school.

Were you involved with music as a teenager? Did you play in any bands back then? How did you get started?

I was always in some type of band or choir as a kid. My mother found it important for me to have a solid musical foundation. She felt music teaches you discipline that helps children excel in academics as well. I am grateful for my mother's philosophy about musical education. 

How would you describe your brand of music to someone who has never heard of HeIsTheArtist?

It's chill and laid back. I approach Christian music as more of a conversation. Life gives us enough stress as it it is, no need to bark orders at those inquiring about the religion. 

How would you describe a HeIsTheArtist fan?

Someone who is down to earth and enjoys solitude and peace for self reflection. However, my fanbase is still growing and more nuances to my typical fan will surely be added. 

What gives you the most joy when you are on stage? 

Being able to spread the word of God through music to a large amount of people gives me the most joy. I am grateful to be able to do that.

Tell us about your best performance you've ever had? How about the worst? 

It's my spiritual philosophy that bad and good experiences are one in the same because every bad experience teaches you a lesson and helps you grow.  I however have a limited number of performances to draw from due to COVID interrupting touring, but will get back to you on that once I get back on the road haha. 

What is the highlight of your music career, so far?

Charting number 1 on ITunes South Africa with my Christian song "Boom" last Summer was definitely the highlight of my career so far. I am truly grateful for that accomplishment.

What does HeIsTheArtist like to do when he's not making music? 

I love nature and animals. When I'm not making music you can surely catch me on my local park trails. 

What is up next for you in 2021?

I have one more single that will be released by the end of the summer. There is no official release date for the single but when there is an official date it will be posted on my social media accounts.