INTERVIEW: SINCERELY HIM
Sincerely Him is an artist in the post=punk scene who is simply impossible to ignore. After a whirlwind start to 2023, including a debut album project and multiple singles, he is back once more with EP 'C U Next Tuesday' and captivating lead single 'YELL' which typifies everything he is about. An artist with a journey unlike as well, we sat down with him to learn what makes him tick, what inspires his creativity and much, much more. Check it out below, exclusively for FLEX!
Hey Sincerely Him, welcome to FLEX! How are you doing?
I’m doing alright. Just trudging along tryna get my music into the right ears.
How did you first discover an interest in music?
I first found my interest in music when I was in high school. I always had a fire playlist and was very in tune with the newest artists and songs. So naturally I bought DJ equipment and began to DJ at friends birthdays. But I wasn’t passionate about it, only did it to make some extra cash. Then my senior year, a friend of mine who was rapping, pirated Logic Pro for me and that’s when my music journey really began. The first year I was just getting to grips with producing and my beats were really meh. But when I went to college and actually had a lot more downtime, I was able to really perfect my craft and link with many artist. I produced for local CT artists, as well as Lil 2Dow and my guy Jwles from France. The only major highlight I had was producing a song for A$AP Ferg but it was never released sadly.
How did that interest become a passion and eventually a career path?
My interest in producing never turned into a career because of two reasons. One, I saw producing as a hobby, as a way to do something creative with my free time. And two, I was more focused on going pro for soccer which I eventually did. Once I went pro, producing hit the back burner and I never really got back into it, even to this day. How would you define the essence of your style?
This is a tough question! I can’t really put into words how I would describe my style. I’ll let the people figure that one out. But as far as who influenced my sound, I’d say that whole early 2000’s emo era, like Metro Station, and the emergence of EKKSTACY definitely play a huge role in my sound. How does it feel to have your new project 'C U Next Tuesday' out in the world?
It’s feel absolutely amazing! This is a project I’m really proud of and excited for fans to get an early taste of what I’m like as an artist and human being. I talk about a lot of my pain and struggles in life through this project in a very catchy, yet pulsating way. I know there will be many people who can connect, and if I’m saving someone’s life, even better.
What was the recording and writing process like for 'YELL'?
My recording and writing process for YELL is the same for all my songs. I don’t record my songs with the idea already in place. I lock myself in and kind of freestyle what comes to mind and when something sticks, I know it. To be honest, YELL had an entirely different chorus but I didn’t feel like it was what I really wanted to say. I must’ve recorded the chorus a good 7 different times before I landed on “Yell in my ear my dear” and that’s when it all began to flow. Where do you want to take your artistry?
I want to take my artistry to new levels. I know I’ll be one of the biggest alternative artists very soon, I just need people to discover me LOL. My sound is constantly evolving and being that I’m only 6 months in, I’m proud of what I’ve done in such a short space of time. But I want more! I want to perform, I want to have more fans, I want to be a household name, I want I want I want. Why do you make music?
I knew I wanted to make music again when I stopped playing soccer, but I didn’t think I would actually write and record my own music. A friend of mine tragically died, which I was a witness to, and that unfortunately but fortunately led me to this point. Before that, I was never open about my feelings or anything about my life outside of football, in general. I don’t want to say it’s a blessing but I believe in everything happens for a reason and that this is what I’m meant to be doing. And lastly after such a whirlwind start to 2023 for you, do you have any more plans for this year?
Yeah definitely! I want to start performing around the country, so if you’re a venue or a promoter looking for someone with energy, with energetic music that people will gravitate towards, you know where to find me. Im also in the process of recording my third project which i am even more excited about. But yeah 2023 shall be a fantastic year of new beginnings and many W’s for me.
Stream 'YELL' in full here: