An Exclusive Interview with Talented Singer/Songwriter Andrew Arteaga

November 25, 2021 0

127E0D1A-9E49-4FC5-A101-80D0F643BE54-500x500 An Exclusive Interview with Talented Singer/Songwriter Andrew Arteaga

The start of any journey is a single step. It not only marks the beginning of your journey, but it sets the pace and gives you confidence in your choice of endeavors. When Andrew Arteaga took his first step into music years ago, he was determined to make his dream a reality no matter what. He worked hard, and years later, he is a celebrated rapper in the music scene.

Born and raised in New York City, Andrew Arteaga’s love for music was instilled in him at a young age. He recalls accompanying his parents to choir practice and listening to them sing, which made him develop an interest in music. According to Arteaga, unlike most kids, his definition of fun was listening to music. He spent most of his time composing or listening to music from his mom’s cassette player in his room.

When he was seven years old, his mother enrolled him in violin classes, an experience Arteaga says has greatly shaped his career. As he played the violin, he learned more about music and instruments in general.

Even though Arteaga was still young, he was sure he had found something he wanted to pursue for the rest of his life. He recalls his first time singing in front of a crowd at his school and how great the experience made him feel. Arteaga was an active member of the music club, and he participated in singing contests, winning first place in several competitions.

The fact that he had the support and guidance of his parents and siblings made Arteaga’s journey a bit easier. When he finished high school, Arteaga recorded and released his first song titled “Code.” His other songs include “Savage” and “Like Me,” which was his breakthrough single.

Speaking about the song “Like Me,” Arteaga says the making of the song was not something he had planned. He was in his room with his brother and Arteaga started freestyling, not knowing his brother was recording. His brother uploaded the song to his Instagram page. Arteaga was shocked when a friend of his called to inform him that his freestyle clip had gone viral.

He adds, “Like Me” was a song he created to show people that you can still be unique and attain your goals. While social media has been beneficial in many ways, it has also had its shortcomings. The bullying on the different platforms has forced people to be more careful about what they share online. “Like Me” encourages listeners that it’s okay to have flaws, and no one is perfect. You can be unique in your own way, says Arteaga. He adds it’s okay to show your weakness and ask for help.

Asked about the future, Andrew Arteaga says he is working on a new song that he plans to release next month. He’s also considering a possible collaboration with one of the big artists in the industry, whom Arteaga says has been one of his best mentors and a true role model.

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