Exclusive Interview with Nomad
Hi Nomad! Great to have you here!
Thanks for having me, let’s get it!
What are the essential qualities that make up a good musician?
I think the main quality is having a solid work ethic. One thing I know is that even if you’re not the most naturally talented/skilled artist in the world, your ability to outwork everyone else will always get you where you want to be as long as you want it bad enough.
What has been the biggest game-changer in your career thus far?
I think it’s been taking bigger risks and believing that I am worth it. It’s like there was a switch in my brain that made me realize I can bet on myself and that I’m worth it, which has led to me investing/reinvesting more into my craft/growth as an artist (e.g. Higher release budgets, Merch, etc.). I feel like that level of self-belief is a real cheat code and you’re almost unstoppable when you get out of your own way.
What do you see as the most important habits of successful people?
Like I mentioned before, a solid work ethic is big for me regardless of your talent level, you should be relentless in your pursuit to be better, taking initiative and finding ways to be productive whenever you get a spare moment and having foresight whenever it comes to the vision of your projects. There’s definitely more but I feel like that’s a good start.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Start now hahaha. Nah but I wish I had made up my mind much sooner. I feel like I could’ve been better prepared for the challenges I had to face, but again that goes back to having the foresight and the knowledge of what it means to be in this business I guess. I’d definitely start earlier if I could.
What does it mean to you, to be authentic?
It means everything to me. I feel like we all experience life so different and uniquely to one another and that’s where the value of our art comes from. I also feel like I’m not alone and people are slowly becoming more conscious of who’s just copying the trend and riding a certain wave. It definitely takes a strong mentality to keep your integrity, but I believe it’s the more rewarding path in the end. The last thing you wanna be is 30 years in the game realizing you don’t even like the stuff you’ve put out.
If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be and why?
If I’m opening for anyone, it would be any major artist coming to Melbourne, more specifically any Dreamville artists like J. Cole or J.I.D. like, if I go out being known as the “Melbourne” guy that opens all the major acts in his city, I’d be happy. I just love the idea of being this gatekeeper type figure to all these foreign acts trying to break into this section of the market. And I’d be content knowing that my city associates me with these names.
Two words to describe your style…
Versatile & Authentic
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Thank you for your time!
Thank you for having me, much love!
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