"Who's Hot?" Interview
By: Omar Cook
Artist Of The Week
This week's "Who's Hot?" Artist of the week is rising R&B artist Trey Forever! Trey Forever is an up and coming singer from the Midwest; St Louis to be exact! Trey is grinder and is always working on his music and when he's not putting his time into releasing dope music, he's just spending time hanging with his people. "Just like everyone else I just like to really be around good people, even if I don’t say much sometimes." For you R&B fans, this is a name you need to get acquainted with as this is an artist with some real talent and vocals!
We talked with Trey Forever in an exclusive interview, check it out below!
QUESTION: How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
Trey Forever: I started creating music in 2016. I started, because again, I don’t really say much, and I am pretty much to myself, so music is a way for me to say things that’s on my mind and heart.
QUESTION: Musically, who has been your biggest influence in helping you along your journey? Who are your favorite musicians?
Trey Forever: The Most High has really been helping me on my musical journey. You can get lost a lot of times trying to get to where you wanna be, and God has a way of sitting you down when you move to fast. Besides God, my producer BC, and bro Rell really been behind me musically.
QUESTION: Who are your favorite musicians and who would you like to collaborate with?
Trey Forever: Artists like Usher, Trey Songz, Sammie, and Eric Bellinger are artists I really rock with.
QUESTION: What do you feel is your best song ever released and why?
Trey Forever: Honestly I haven’t took the time to really just enjoy my own music, because I am always working, and on to the next. I am very hard on myself as an artist, it’s crazy. Good question, just not sure I have one yet.
QUESTION: How do you generate new ideas for your music?
Trey Forever: Life alone helps me generate ideas. Watching movies, and listening to other people's stories, also helps me.
QUESTION: What motivates you and how do you define success?
Trey Forever: Music alone motivates me to be great, the people counting on me motivates me, and being able to take care of my family really motivates me. Being able to take care of my family, being happy, and being a help to others in need is success to me.
QUESTION: How do you describe your music to people?
Trey Forever: I feel my music is escape music. It allows people to think, meditate, and visit different places mentally to find a way to figure things out.
QUESTION: Do you believe there is a formula to being a successful artist?
Trey Forever: I hear a lot of artists, and people who been in the game for years talk about formulas, and blueprints, but I have a long way to go, so I'm not sure if I can speak on a formula just yet. I do feel like being strong mentally, physically, spiritually, along with hard work, dedication, and keeping God 1st is a good way to start.
QUESTION: Which emotion more than any other, currently dominates your music? Joy, sadness, anger or passion etc., and why?
Trey Forever: All those feelings are in music, because that’s what we feel. I feel those feelings are very important, so I make sure to put those emotions in my music.
QUESTION: What sacrifices have you had to make, to make your dream a reality?
Trey Forever: Everything. A home, stability, some family turn on you. I don’t do any complaining though. Even without a home, I make a way to create, and keep pushing.
QUESTION: What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?
Trey Forever: The creating process of music always excites me. It’s something about working on music to get it right, and perfect that is soothing for me. What discourages me, is when I can’t record whenever I want to.
QUESTION: Where do you see yourself and your music in 10 years?
Trey Forever: I see myself as a artist that has made a way for himself, family, and other artists. Trey Forever stands for my music and how my music will be remembered for ever. I wanna be unforgettable.
QUESTION: What advice would you give to other up and coming artists or people looking to break into the music industry?
Trey Forever: I would say believe in yourself, consistency, make music from the heart, and never be afraid to take risk.
QUESTION: Is there anything else you would like people to know about you or your music?
Trey Forever: I make what I want when I want, and that’s it.