Interview: "Will I" by Sammy Ave
Q: 'Will I' is a pretty catchy song! Can you tell us what the meaning of the song is?
Sammy: Will I is actually a conversation with myself about taking the next step forward to be better. I talk about the possibility of doing things that will hold me back such as certain people who have come across my life, holding back the truth of my passion for music, or even battling my own worst enemy which is myself.
Q: What made you decide to become an artist?
Sammy: Music is one thing that has always made me hopeful and feel great. A few years ago, I got really sick, and the doctors didn't know what was going on and it is something I face to this day. I always loved to sing so I thought I would take a stab at recording. It is safe to say that music is something that saved my life during this time as it is the one thing that made me feel better and allow myself to heal. From that point on I knew that I wanted to make an impact on other people's lives and change the world. That is the goal for me. To make a difference in people's lives.
Q: Who are some of your biggest inspirations and why?
Sammy: My biggest personal inspiration is my brother. I see someone like him do what he loves and wants to do every day. This is something that inspires me to chase my dream and do exactly what I love everyday. In terms of music, a major inspiration of mine is Juice WRLD. I used to sit in my room when I first started music and listen to his music figuring out ways I can sound like that and mimic his style. I would do whatever it takes to get my music to sound more professional and through being inspired by someone like Juice, I eventually built off that to create my own unique style of recording.
Q: What would you say was one of your favorite moments in the process of creating 'Will I'?
Sammy: There is always a point in recording a song when I just smile and know I have something special. When I was done recording all the layers for the pre-chorus, I just listened back and immediately went crazy knowing I had a song I would be extremely proud of releasing. When I record, I never write lyrics because I don't like to commit to something that might not sound great when being recorded. I always freestyle my lyrics when recording and then pick and choose. I ended up freestyling that entire pre-chorus and when I was done, it made me so excited that I banged out the rest of the song shortly after.
Q: What is your favorite song of all time and why?
Sammy: My favorite song of all time is easily Runaway by Kanye West. This is a song I can always listen to and never get bored. In terms of a production standpoint, I feel as it is perfect with piano intro and even the catchy chorus. Something I strive to do in music is create unforgettable choruses so when it comes to a song that has a great chorus, it will always be something I love.
Q: Can you tell us what else you have in store for the future?
Sammy: I currently have two other songs recorded that will be my next releases. My next one is called Goosebumps and has a surprise feature. As good as Will I is, Goosebumps takes my music to a new level. The music is going to continuously get better. For now, people can expect music videos, live sessions, and much more to come.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole