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

Hi mazie, how do you think about risk?
Having a healthy relationship with risk is a fundamental part of being an independent artist. Because creative autonomy and ownership of my music were so important to me and my team, we knew we were committing ourselves to more work while risking none of it paying off. To be independent means betting on yourself and being willing to take on the unknown.

Also, the more you invest in yourself and your craft, the less risky risks become. In this last year alone, I have developed so many new skills and learned so much about myself and artistry — that I feel so confident and prepared to be taking risks. I feel like I, and my team, are constantly challenging ourselves to push the boundaries of what we’re capable of achieving without a massive budget or backing from a major label.

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 am just starting out my artist career. However, I feel as though I have grown and progressed so much over this last year. Being an independent artist can be really tough — especially when you don’t have the guidance of seasoned industry professionals and are working with a super tiny budget. But with that being said, me and my team really made it work!

You can truly accomplish anything with creativity and the hands to help.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would go to Philly! I just moved from Philly to LA after living there for three years. I had the honor of living in West Philly right on the Schuylkill River looking onto the Philly Art Museum.

I would recommend starting your day with a walk along the river and find yourself at the Philly Art Museum. After perusing the sculpture garden and a few exhibits, I recommend taking SEPTA to South Street. There I would go thrifting at Philly AIDS thrift. After you’ve gotten your thrift on, I would take SEPTA to Fishtown to go bar hopping with all your friends and try out some of the amazing restaurants in the area 🙂 Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Absolutely! The key to every successful artist project is a great team. I am unbelievably lucky to have a producer, Elie Rizk, that I have known since I was 15 and have been exclusively making music with for the last five years. Elie started a record label, Good Boy Records, with our two friends John Zamora and Cassidy Murphy. I have been happily signed and releasing music under Good Boy for the last year — and it’s been an unreal experience to be working alongside my closest friends. Elie, Cass, and John have been so instrumental in the progression of my artist project and I’m so proud to be a part of Good Boy Records.

Also, my manager Max Gredinger and the entire team at Foundations (especially Jackie Karlson :D) have become an invaluable part of my career. I am so thankful to have someone as conscious and capable as Max on my team; and to also be working with some of the best minds in the industry over at Foundations.

Website: https://www.heymazie.com/

Instagram: https://www.heymazie.com/

Youtube: youtube.com/mazie

Other: https://www.patreon.com/heymazie https://open.spotify.com/artist/4adSXA1GDOxNG7Zw89YHyz?si=nZq3YXfnTE6qIURS4XXUBg

Image Credits
Jade Sadler: IG @jadesdlr Kon Mekhontsev: IG @km3photo

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