HCM Interviews Blythe Baines

HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursuit a career in music?
Blythe Baines. When I was a kid, I was in a chorus where we learned a lot of theory and sight-reading and such. Only a couple of years ago did I start recording. I realized that I loved the process of writing songs in the studio and loved improvising with the beats that my producers would construct during our sessions. I did one song called “Stars” that I ended up getting on quite a few different radio stations nationally and internationally. After “Stars” kept getting accepted by stations and played, I figured “why not actually pursue this for real?”.

HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Blythe Baines. My “Games” EP has an underlying theme of how you can see anything as a game, and the pros and cons of that. Life, love, everything.

HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Blythe Baines. I think one of the biggest challenges is just getting people to listen to your stuff without being too pushy. It’s best when they just come across it naturally, but for people to even do that, it can take a lot of work on the artist’s part. I’ve been pretty lucky so far though, considering I’ve only been doing this seriously for a year now. I think my greatest attribute is my ability to write really quickly.

HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Blythe Baines. I just want my music to evoke feeling. If I can make you feel anything, whether it be excited, loving, happy, emotional–I’ve done my job. I see music as a tool to shift vibration.

HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Blythe Baines. Been working on my first full length album and have a couple of songs with features on the way.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Blythe Baines. Carter Soso, Furbzz, Reece Hampton, Soren Bryce and Jaylen Jamal. You guys have made my music possible.

Artist Email Contact and Social Media Links:
@blythebaines on Instagram and Twitter

Author: Mr. Hood Critic

Hood Critic Magazine was founded by Holland D. Witherspoon in Bossier City, Louisiana 2013. HOOD CRITIC MAGAZINE was created to cover up and coming unsigned independent artist.