We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Rudy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, what do you want your legacy to be?
This is such a great question! Our legacy is how we live on, possibly forever. I have thought about this a lot recently as mortality has been something that has become more prevalent in my life, and I’m sure many other people’s lives as well. I would hope that my legacy is something along the lines of “there will never be another performer like Andrew”. As a musical artist, I not only want people to love my music, but I want them to lose themselves in my shows. I want them to find themselves there too. I want to make my mark, pave my lane, and establish myself as a one-of-a-kind act. The beautiful thing about making music is that when I am gone, my family and friends will have so many recordings of my voice, and that makes me feel really good too. Knowing that the people I love can go to one of my songs and hear me sing to them. I think there are so many people that wish they could have that for a loved one and it makes me happy to know I can supply that to any supporter of mine.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a singer/songwriter/producer/ and performer. That’s a lot of hats for one person to wear, I know, but fortunately I’m a fan of hats. All jokes aside, I love every facet that goes into making my music. It has evolved into something that makes me genuinely happy, and that’s all I could ask for in life. As long as I get to make music, sing, and perform my music for people, I will be living a good life. My music teeters on the fantastical, the powerful, and the dramatic. I make pop/rock style music that features rich strings, unique percussion, and an array of other powerful instruments. I am currently making my sophomore album that I am incredibly excited about, and fans of mine should be expecting sneak peaks from it in my shows to come, all located in various parts of Los Angeles.
It was and still is not easy to get to where I am today. Music is something that is incredibly personal and vulnerable. If someone doesn’t like something, it feels like they don’t like me, and that is not the correct attitude to have. It is a constant battle, that has been taking place for as long as I can remember, to not allow. my insecurities to get the best of me. When I turn back and look where I started from and where I am now I can see so much progress and improvement, but as I look forward I see many more mountains that need to be climbed. But that is the fun thing about life, these challenges make us better and stronger people.
I want the world to know first and foremost that I am an unapologetic artist. I am openly gay and I take pride in singing about and doing whatever I please and if someone has a problem with it, that is up to them to figure it out. I want my fans to take solace in my music and in me as an artist. I am a safe space for everyone who wants to be themselves.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would probably end up taking anybody visiting here on a tour of my favorite Starbucks locations because I am a Starbucks addict. But after we’ve had all of our coffee I would take them on a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway at sunset and stop to watch the beautiful show that is the changing shades of the sky. Then once it is nighttime I would drive them up Cold Water Canyon at night. Seeing the lights of the city as you drive up the canyon makes you feel like you’re on an airplane and looking down at the city lights. I have been my most inspired when I get to see it.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be anywhere without my family and friends. I want to shout out my mother, Mariana Rudy for being a die hard supporter of mine since I was a child and for loving me unconditionally. I want to shoutout my brother Marc Rudy for being my best friend, and my sister Elizabeth Rudy for inspiring me daily. I want to thank some of my closest friends including Gissele Chang, Christopher Cardona, Chloe Burgin, Sami DeMello, Alex Avila, and Isaac Rosenthal who have shown me unconditional love and kindness. Without these people there would simply be no Andrew Rudy.
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Chris Cardona, Mariana Rudy, Sami DeMello, Kiera Smith