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

Hi Ziggy, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
When I think of goals and success in my career, of course accolades are important. But further than that, when it comes down to it I hope that I can make an impact larger than music. I want to be able to help grow and give back to my community wherever that may be, and also to the city of Portland where I’m from. Whether shedding light on the city through providing resources, exposure, and continually bolstering the community and wellbeing of my hometown, I want to be a contributor to the overall greater good. Furthermore, I want to continue to push the boundaries of my own music and interests, and create meaningful work that inspires others. In the end, a goal of mine is to feel fulfilled both professionally, and personally with the work that I’m able to share, and how I’m able to impact and empower others.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
With the year that we’ve all collectively been going through, I’ve been focusing on having more patience with myself, which has definitely been a challenge. But even through everything going on, I’m proud that I’ve been able to continue to strive in creating opportunities and do my best to stay creatively inspired. One project I’ve been excited about recently is the work I’ve been doing as part of the collective GROUPCHAT. Releasing our first single in September, that project has allowed me to work with a variety of great artists, while building and maintaining a sense of community during this pandemic. This year everyone has faced huge challenges, setbacks, and tragedy, but some of the things that I’ve been trying to focus on are remaining grateful, trusting myself and my instincts, maintaining consistency & persistence, and staying grounded with good people around to keep me going.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First things first, I would take them to Malibu. One of my favorite parts about living in Los Angeles is driving up the pacific coast highway with the view of the water. After going on a hike on one of the hiking trails in the area, we’d without a doubt spend time at the beach, ideally being able to catch a sunset. After driving back into the city, I’d head into Koreatown to eat some Korean BBQ at Quarters, and after that move over to the rooftop bar at the Jeremy Hotel to grab some drinks with a great view of the city. Once we get into the weekend, we’re hitting up the Melrose trading post to check out all the local vendors there.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people who have been supportive of me and given me opportunities over the years, but first and foremost I want to dedicate this shoutout to my parents. I’ve been blessed to have both of my parents in my life, and they’ve both been nothing but encouraging. They’re always my number one fans, and growing up they fully allowed me to pursue my passions, even if that meant annoying them by staying up all night making music haha.

Website: https://www.ziggystry.com

Instagram: @ziggystry

Twitter: @ziggystry

Image Credits
Henry Cromett

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