We had the good fortune of connecting with H4RRIS and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi H4RRIS, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I’m from a small town in Maine where everybody knows each other. Growing up in a small town taught me the most important lesson of life – be nice to your neighbors. This lesson has proved to be a pivotal aspect of my life, helping lead me towards making the right decisions and helping others in any way I can. From a young age I was exposed to all sorts of music with my dad and brother playing in a variety of bands. I owe it to them for my passion in creating music. I’m also very lucky to have been brought up with so much support from my parents and my community. Without their support, I don’t think I would be where I am.
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.
Emotion. That’s something you’ll hear in every single H4RRIS track. Whether it’s anger, sadness, happiness or excitement, every song is crafted with feelings. I’m not afraid to cross genre boundaries or try something different. Like I said before – all my music is made with pure emotion. I don’t hide anything from anybody. If my track sounds sad, I was sad when I made it. If my song is a club song, I was feeling energetic and happy. I’m so proud of the new music I’ve been working on and I’m insanely excited to share it with the world. I think it could have an impact on a lot of people’s lives and will hopefully help them in some way or another.
I want everybody reading this to know that H4RRIS is a brand built off of personal struggle, growth, and emotion.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I spend most of my year at school in Boston so I’ll plan the trip in Boston. First, I would take them to ‘the friendly toast’. for breakfast on their first morning to start the week off great. Throughout the week, I would take them to multiple places such as Boston Common, Quincy Quarrels, and would take them to eat at
* Dumpling Palace
* Fire & Ice
* Cappy’s… There’s so many good restaurants in Boston
I’d make sure to take them to a red sox game at the legendary Fenway Park, and perhaps go to a concert at Big Night Live (TD Garden).
I also would take them on a ride around the city using the blue bike system… super fun.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Although I’ve had support from many people over my life, I would like dedicate my shoutout to my parents. They always pushed me to follow my heart and created an environment where I was able to do that.
I would also like to dedicate my shoutout to a great friend of mine, Regan, who tragically passed away last year. During high school when I was most interested in pursuing music, he was one of my only friends who was genuinely interested in my passion and fully supported me. Without his support and interest, I don’t think I would’ve continued to pursue music.
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