sonny step #NYC


Tell us what you love about being a musician! Any downsides?

There is nothing I enjoy more than performing live. It’s been my passion since I was a kid. I love feeling the energy in a room and trying my best to receive and recycle it back to the audience. I get to use my gift to establish connections with fans, and just make them smile. Being an artist and a musician is not an easy task but this makes it all worth it.

It’s hard for me to single out the my least favorite part of this part of work but I will say that it is extremely hard. I do everything myself and from creation to PR to selling merchandise. Sometimes I fall but I’ll never stop because my motivation increases each time I get a little further.

Which tunes are you listening to right now?

I’m loving HER, Brent Faiyaz and Ty Dollar $ign at the moment but I always go back to MJ, Prince, Usher, Parliament Funkadelic. I’m also really digging Kacey Musgraves. I couldn’t even tell you how versatile my playlists are.

When did you realize music was your path?

I’ve been involved in music since I was 2. Music is in my blood. It’s how I speak and it’s an essential part of how I live my life. There is always a song in my head. One day thought to myself “Am I really gonna do this for the rest of my life?” I tried to think of anything else I could devote myself to and at that moment I realized I had to pursue music.

Who are you inspired by?

I’m inspired by anyone who has achieved greatness in their craft be it music, business, art, sports, etc. Musically, this means people like MJ, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Brandy. This list goes on and on. Most people in this industry who have something to show for it have an insane work ethic and drive coupled with talent. I aspire to push myself to my fullest potential like those who came before me.

What’s your advice for someone wanting to follow your footsteps?

Work hard and be kind. Take your time and don’t be discouraged. Plan for the long term. Success doesn’t always come the way you expect it. Persistence and consistency will always pay off.