We had the good fortune of connecting with CRTFD and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi CRTFD, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Pursuing music as a career was never something I knew would happen or something I even intended on doing but it was more so a combination of factors that has led me here.

I can tell you why I stayed though. It is the power that music has to connect people no matter your background. It is the power that music has to heal you when you are in pain. It is the power that music has to get you through hard times and lift your good times even higher. It’s because when we are sharing this music and these experiences we are all equal and there’s not many places where this is possible. This maybe feel like a cliche to some, but this feeling is the reason I’ve never stopped.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When it comes to my music I am always trying to create a feeling.

I am always working to draw out the listeners emotions and get them to connect with my songs because that’s how I personally connect with music. This is not always an easy task or something that I am able to accomplish every time I sit down to write a new track, but it makes it all the better when it does happen.

Learning and improving over the years has been the biggest challenge in this process because there are so many times in which I feel so stressed or overwhelmed with the big picture that making the small consistent improvements has sometimes slipped by me in the past. Being consistent and having my support there to remind me to keep going has been so valuable in following this dream

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I think it would be a real mistake for anyone to come to LA and not try all the different kinds of food that has made it’s way here from the best spots in the world. Some of my favorite spots to hit so I can try the most things would be Smorgasburg LA or Grand Central Market. These spots will give you the most options all in one spot.

After you’re done eating and ready to go out there’s a ton of sites to see and places to hang like the amusement park on Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Sign or one of any of the amazing clubs like Academy, Avalon or Exchange just to name a few.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In my experience, maneuvering through the entertainment industry you are honestly more likely to find people that aren’t looking to help you. Not everyone is out to get you or ruin your career, but you would be hard pressed to find very many people reaching their hand out trying to bring others up along side them.

This is why when you do find people who are good to you, and support you and mentor you into the best version of yourself it is such an amazing feeling. Aside from my amazing fans that I am so thankful for, I have been fortunate enough to encounter a few individuals who have mentored or supported me along the way. I wanna give a shoutout to THE HOTEL LOBBY, EFX, BLKLGHT, BRKLYN, Jimmy Alvarez, Aaron Marcus, Taylor Jaymin, and Ekonovah for all their guidance and support with my music journey. Additionally, I am thankful for all the talent buyers, agents, and managers I have had the privilege of learning from and who have given me opportunities to perform and share my music.

And a huge shoutout to my fiancé who has been my backbone, support, and pushes me to continue to do what I love.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crtfd_music/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRTFD_MUSIC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRTFD.MUSIC/

Other: soundcloud.com/crtfd_music

Image Credits
Dutches Richards – Drawing with Light Daniela Becerra – Killed with Kindness Steven Garcia Troy Acevedo

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