Artist INTERVIEW: TATUM QUINN
1. Hey Tatum Quinn, super nice to have the chance to chat with you. What first got you into music?
Hey Pigeon, super nice to chat with you as well! From the time I was a kid I loved music. I always carried around my CD pouch & would listen to music for endless hours on my CD Walkman, singing on the top of my lungs! My parents had music playing around the house at all times growing up, which definitely exposed my brothers & I to such incredible songs and bands. We were exposed to everything from Aerosmith all the way to Ray Charles! My parents would also talk to us in depth about music & the songs/bands we’d listen too. My family’s love for music definitely influenced my music taste & i know their a huge reason for my love of music and why I got into it in the first place! Music always made me feel better on really bad days, growing up struggling in school due to a learning disability (dyslexia), caused me a lot of hardship & music was that life-line for me! The only place I felt I really “fit in”.
2. Your latest release is "Sell Your Soul" . Can you tell us more about the making of it and if there were any unusual things happening during the process?
Sell Your Soul was inspired by something most of us emerging artists experience at some point or another; disappointment, self-doubt & frustration. The song was written about wanting something so badly, you’d do anything for it, you’d even Sell Your Soul. I felt completely defeated after the constant let downs of the music industry and getting up time and time again when life only wants to push you down became too much for me. I wanted the music video to reflect that same feeling & to be completely honest, shooting the music video for Sell Your Soul was its own type of “hell” in many ways!
We shot during the cold Canadian winter, where we had to use an open garage, & being dressed in very little clothing was not the most comfortable in that type of weather! Further into the music video, we see me drenched by “rain”…That “rain” was actually freezing hose water! Now hose water is cold on a good day, but when the temperature is already -4C, you can imagine the brutality of it! That being said, it was a really cool experience to write a song that came from so much pain, & then being put in uncomfortable/brutal circumstances for the video shoot added to the story! I wouldn’t change A THING about the shooting process!
3. In your opinion; What’s the best decade for music?
Haha! This is a tough question because I think every decade has its perks but I do have to say my heart lies with the classics (70’s rock), but of course being a 90’s baby I have a HUGE soft spot for the 90’s & early 2000’s as well!
4. What’s your favorite genre and/or song?
Most people don’t know this about me but my favourite genre of music is actually Blues. I believe nothing can make you feel the way the Blues does! On the other hand, i’m also a huge sucker for Australian Hip-Hop! I was exposed to this genre when a friend showed me a band called Hilltop Hoods & that’s where my love for Aussie Hip-Hop skyrocketed! Choosing a favourite song/genre to me is like choosing your favourite child (it’s next to impossible), but if I had to choose, currently my favourite song is “I’m Good by Hilltop Hoods”
5. Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
I’ve never been asked this question before but I love that you asked it! When I was younger I used to sing in the shower a lot! As I got older, not as much, but recently starting singing in the shower again! The last song I sang in the shower was “Livin’ La Vida Loca”!
6. What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
What makes me so passionate about music is the way it brings people together. You can go out not know a single person, but a song comes on that everyone knows and all of a sudden you have a bunch new friends for the night! I also love the way music makes me feel! There’s a song out there for ANYBODY & for ANY mood! I know for me, music can take me from an awful mood to smiling & dancing! Music soothes souls & saves lives! How can people not be passionate about that?
7. What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
I’d say the strengths I have are; I take direction really well & I work really hard! I’m always looking to better myself & my craft. I’m not someone who looks to get upset over somebodies opinion of me or my music because music is so subjective, & everyone got an opinion! I’m also pretty open to hearing other peoples suggestions/opinions & I’ll try anything at least once!
8. What’s the biggest accomplishment you have made with your career to this point?
I think my biggest “accomplishment” I’ve made in my career so far is probably having the opportunity to have 2 original songs of mine on Ubisoft’s video games “Just Dance”. (That went under a different name - Sammy/Sammie). But other than that I think getting to work with such talented musicians & mentors who’ve helped me hone my craft over many years is a huge accomplishment in my eyes
9. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
I do have some hobbies outside of music! When I’m not working on music, I spend most of my time drawing! I also really enjoy bar tending, long-boarding, pole-fitness & daydreaming!
10. Do you often agree with the Pigeon?
Normally i’m not a huge fan of birds, but this Pigeon is a really lovely one!
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