We had the good fortune of connecting with Liam Wall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liam, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
I think this is a simple one. If you ever wake up one day and realize you don’t want to do what you’ve always thought you loved anymore, then maybe that’s a point at which you may want to consider letting it go. Giving up seems like a harsh term because it means you’ve finally realized you can’t reach the goal you always wanted to reach. But, for some people I think goals change and giving up on something doesn’t necessarily mean you failed, but more so that your direction has changed. In my case, I continue to love what I do with music, songwriting, and I want to continue to share with people as long as I have stories and music to share. I think whether or not you feel like you are making progress, as long as you are not comparing yourselves to other and continue working on your craft, it is always the best decision to “Keep Going”. Continue to write, continue to showcase your art. Eventually, this will pay off.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always taken my own approach to songwriting and I try to express stories that are full of truth and honesty. It has definitely not been an easy road and especially this past year has been more difficult than ever. But, it has been worth every step of the way. I moved to Long Beach at the age of 21 with nothing more than the hope of being able to support myself with my music. I dove into the live music scene in Long Beach and the surrounding areas and improved every aspect of performance along with my musicianship. I think this was the best thing for me as a wide eyed kid not knowing much about the music industry was just throwing myself into the act of performance. I always have played solo too, so I really am putting all the pressure on myself to impress. The music that I write mixes pop melodies with heartfelt lyrics, that usually come from real life scenarios. I want people to listen to my music because of how it makes them feel and the emotion that I believe it has always been able to convey. I always tell myself as I am writing new material, that if I’m feeling the emotion behind the lyrics or melody, then other people out there will feel it too. I’ve also learned that you are the only person who can push yourself to accomplish the things that you feel the need to as an artist. Through this process you learn what type of art you are capable of creating and what type of art really sticks with others. Also my second ever music video for my latest single “Broken” will be releasing very soon.
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 am a sucker for beaches. So just anywhere that has nice beaches always seems like a good idea to me. San Diego is my newest city of residence so I would definitely have to take this friend to the rooftop bars in San Diego. Also, any restaurant with live music is a go for me. I also love the West Hollywood area and there and you can’t go wrong with exploring sunset boulevard on a weekend. There always seems to be somewhere with live music you can pop in around there. The sunset cliffs in San Diego are also a great spot that I love to visit. I love to drive, which most of my friends know about me, so you also can’t go wrong with just driving up and down the coast on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Southern California. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I feel like I owe much of my creativity and drive, to my parents Kerry and David. Both of them worked incredibly hard as actors when they were younger, and my mom in dance as well. My dad transitioned to being a writer/director and I was lucky enough to be a part of his last film Gold Dust. I feel like much of my passion for the arts comes from my amazing parents.
Youtube: Liam Wall Music
Other: You can find me on Spotify and Apple Music under Liam Wall.
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