OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HENNY HERMES
1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?
My newest release “Million Dollar Mind” is dropping on June 18th 2021. Out of a lot of my other songs, this one in particular has a deeper meaning to it. the meaning behind this one is talking about how as kids, a lot of us feel pretty lost at times. no matter what it is specifically, most kids have trouble finding there true path and true identity at some point. this song is talking about my personal experience and the thoughts that circled my mind while I was in this stage of my life. My favorite line “I got a million dollar mind, so why I don’t use my head” relates back to when I was getting in a lot of trouble and had everybody thinking I wasn’t gonna be successful. But in the back of my mind I knew I had it in me to become something great. I realized that if you believe in yourself, nobody else really matters.
2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
Personally there are a few things that make my music different but the thing is… is that some of it can’t exactly be heard in the actual song itself. For example, in a lot of my recent songs such as “Secrets” I haven’t been writing any of my lyrics, I have just been free styling them. And it seems to be working, noticing the response from the fans to be rather positive about that song. Not a lot of artists can say they freestyle a lot of there songs. Even when I am not freestyling a song and I’m writing it, I tend to be a very good writer for my lyrics. A lot of artists always talk about getting “writers block” but that never happens to me, and I believe it is because I write about real like experiences and what I have really been through or dream of doing, that’s what makes the writing for my music so easy to me. It all just comes so naturally, I don’t have to think about it at all. I would describe my music as Hip-Hop/Rap a lot of people compare to The Kid Laroi. Some say it’s because I’m white, others say it’s because we actually sound the same in our music. But I’ll let the fans decide.
3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
I am most proud of the consistency of my work over the last year. I have only been dropping my music for a year and have already seen incredible success. I have been so consistent over the time I’ve been dropping music and I am proud of myself for working that hard to keep the fans happy. I am also proud of hitting 150k on tik tok because of my music. I honestly hate to look at numbers (followers/likes etc) because it can get you caught up somewhere you don’t wanna be, essentially doing it for the numbers and not checking quality. anyway even thought I don’t see numbers as a big success in most cases, I am proud of myself for showing that many people what I am capable of and hoping I can cheer up their day every time I post. It’s one big support circle.
4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends or work?
I have always been a super social person but ever since I realized that my dreams could really come true with my music and it’s looking that it going to happen. I started taking it more seriously and not going out and doing anything. After doing this for about 6 months now I have came to enjoy it. I’ve been watching everything from a distance and have realized that a lot of the stuff I was doing earlier was just drifting me further away from my goals when I thought it was pushing me closer. As far as family goes, I just graduated high school a few days ago and have been living with my parents. I am finally about to move out. I have a lot of big things planned. They are very supportive of everything I do and I couldn’t have asked for more.
5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
BE YOURSELF! The biggest mistake I see artists doing is trying to be someone there not and then when it comes to the time where they have to show there true colors everybody sees through it and realizes they’ve been lying the whole time. If you want longevity in a music career you just have to be yourself. Because then you don’t have any risk of having to change yourself for “fame”. And everybody is going to find out eventually, you cannot hide forever. Don’t let ANYBODY tell you what you can and can’t do. This is your life, live it.
6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
I Love You. The only reason I am here today and will be where I am going to be, is because of you guys. I couldn’t have asked for a better fan base and I will do everything I can to keep you guys happy with my work.
7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
I have about 450 unreleased songs sitting in my computer. So at this point it’s a matter of how many songs can I put out without over saturating my fans with music. I have some huge things planned, everyone will just have to follow me on this journey and watch as it all works itself out.