We had the good fortune of connecting with Trey Kams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trey, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I think it took me a long time to understand the balance of work and non work haha; but i think my time during school taught me the most about it. Most of my time when i was at school i felt like i had to be putting all of my attention into either school work or my own music on a daily basis or i was slacking. That sounds obvious haha but I went to school for music so it never felt like a bad thing, but i also don’t think i realized what that would do to my creative flow over time. Doing things outside of my work in some way gives me space to actually experience what i’m trying to express in my music, and I think that space plays a big role into when it’s time to create. I think now regardless of how busy I get, I know that i can find time in my schedule to do things that i want to do, and be able to balance that with my work because i know it’ll benefit me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think something that sets me apart is my background and where I grew up in Dallas. I had a wide range of perspectives at a young age and I feel I’m able to bring that into my music. It translates in a similar way and different influences are able to be brought together in different genres that I work on. I definitely wouldn’t say it’s been easy, but I think there was a moment where I started taking it more seriously when I realized I wasn’t just making music at my parent’s house anymore and that it was becoming more of a career. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that things happen for a reason and remember to look back. I think it’s easy to get caught up in what’s happening next and the next goal we’re trying to hit, but I’ve realized more over time that normally when something happens, either good or bad, it will directly lead to something else. Cause and effect. I’ve definitely learned to never cut those paths short, and I feel like it creates a sense of stability to keep trying new things and progressing in my music and art.
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?
I don’t go around too much to be honest with you haha, but I would definitely take them to some of my favorite lookout spots and hikes. There’s a lot of them out here and I normally do that pretty regularly. There’s one that’s around where i live that I go to all the time. I would also just take them to all of the homies spots and introduce them to eachother. I love being able to introduce friends together. I think one of my favorite spots I would take them to is actually Pann’s Diner because most people trip about it being from pulp fiction.. but also diner food is my favorite haha.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I shoutout my parents because they have been the most supportive people in my life. They have done so much for me, and the opportunities they’ve helped to create, and helped me create for myself will always be one of the most important parts to my story. Even in times when I had messed up or just doing dumb shit in my teenage years, they still showed endless support and encouragement. Big love to them for helping me to where I am today.
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