We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Foy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nick, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I hope I’ve shown my daughter that when you grow up, you really can be anything you want. A lot of parents say that to their kids, but few of them actually believe it, because most of them gave up on being what they wanted a long time ago, or perhaps never tried at all. I’ve tried to a fault, and for longer than anyone probably should. I don’t think I’m setting a great example for my daughter. In fact, I think I’m setting her up for a life of disappointment should she choose to follow in my footsteps someday, but I won’t lie and tell her I think there’s a better way to live, only an easier way to live, and that choice will be left up to her. I hope she looks at me someday and says, “There’s nothing else that guy could’ve done besides exactly what he’s doing,” and I hope that makes her smile.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well I’m not even close to where I want to be as an artist, and just getting this far was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve battled doubt, depression, drug addiction, brain damage, poverty, homelessness, and at times thoughts of suicide, and if it weren’t for my creative outlets, I’m not sure I’d be here to tell you this. Most of my songs are written out of necessity, a need to feel better than I do, and I know if I write a good song, I will. What have I learned? In the words of Earl Nightingale, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” I’m not sure what I want the world to know about me. I just want them to know me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First I would check out the Torch Temple in Inglewood. Those guys know the score. Then maybe a beach day in Hermosa followed by a night torch at Tower 12. At some point we’d have to hit the LA River for some carp fishing on the fly, and possibly the Santa Monica pier for some leopard shark action (depending on the season).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This goes out to my baby momma, Michelle. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this. She held it down for our family while I was out in LA shooting music videos and recording the album. Without her I’d have nothing to write about.