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

Hi Lover Boy, what do you attribute your success to?
I am a huge supporter of the idea that the people you surround yourself with can make or break you. If you keep bad influences around who don’t have a similar push to achieve their goal, who don’t support you, and who don’t give you the love you deserve, it’s hard to expect growth. When you find yourself surrounded by people who work hard, give and receive advice, and root for you, it’s a lot easier to have the strength and support it takes to become successful. I base my life on this idea and work incredibly hard to learn what I need from my friends and loved ones. For every incredible brand, company, or person there is always a hard-working and loving community to help build them up.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have been one thing my whole life, a musician. This past year I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and create something that doesn’t involve me holding an instrument. My love of the art as well as my obsession with human interaction allowed me to create a podcast that has become my pride and joy. My podcast ‘This Is An Experiment’ is a place for conversation and music meet. A home for the blueprint to entering the music industry. It consists of short blueprint-style episodes, long free-form conversations with guests, solo episodes explaining my life, and live performances from some of your favorite artists. I took the long route to get here. Sitting alone for years playing drums, djing, and producing in college, dropping out and moving to la, being an intern/assistant/engineer and producer at a studio and now producing and podcasting full time. It has been the most fulfilling and tough life that I wouldn’t change for anything. The biggest lesson I have learned through this experience is to be flexible, the plan will always change and always has the potential to be bigger than you ever expected. And second is that the people you surround yourself with WILL change your trajectory and how you view your life. Keep your head up at all times, life is far too beautiful to let pass by. I hope that one day I have the opportunity to allow musicians and artists as a whole to feel like they have a place to learn, grow and have a guide to help them fulfill their dreams in the music industry.

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.
For me, if I am not in the studio I am most likely in the mountains. It is my happy place and where I feel most at ease. The trip would be a road trip through California. We would go from mountain range to forest to ocean. Stop at anything that looked interesting, climb any hill that looked fun, and talk to anyone we can on the journey. There is nothing that I love more than the ability to roam without intention. I want to ask the locals in whatever area we find ourselvs what their favorite local restaurants are. I would love to cook over a fire in the mountains and fall asleep the next night under the stars. For some reason, nothing feels more exciting to me than not knowing what’s next and letting life introduce you to the experience that becomes your story.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am going to dedicate my shoutout to my uncle Bob. A phenomenal drummer and musician as well as a caring and compassionate person. He allowed me to grow up with a musical influence in a city where I had no other creative outlet. He built me my first drum kit, showed me how to play, keep my gear tuned and working, and never allowed me to feel anything but in love with the instrument. He is a massive reason I have my musical love but also my love for taking life into my own hands. He always has a fix for any situation and never lets a problem pass without putting his all into it first. I 100% believe it was from him, my father, and the uncle steve that I learned how to be self-sufficient.

Website: tiaepodcast.com

Instagram: @loverboy.music &. @thisisanexperimentpod

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisIsAnExperimentpodcast

Image Credits
Christian French Lipcandy Kira Kosarin Liam St. John Brandon Klein

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