HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Phantom Caine. I was like 14-15 and my friends were doing it so I started to try too but I was terrible. I was probably terrible until like a few years ago when I started to really develop my voice and practice my sound.
HCM. On your current album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Phantom Caine. My second project “Starstruck” is more of like a message of me saying like hey I’m getting bigger and more known and it’s not as fun as it seems. We all idolize being popular or famous but it’s actually kinda trash. I really just want people to not be starstruck so the irony of it is exactly that.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Phantom Caine. Writers block for sure. Lack of motivation to record as well like just not being in the mood can create a slump lasting days or weeks. My greatest attribute is when my mind is like focused to complete something it will and it will do a very good job.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Phantom Caine. I just want them to feel something. An emotion. Our generation is so numb and plain. It’s okay to cry and be sad, it’s okay to be happy and confident. Be who you are. Just don’t be a complete numb robot.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Phantom Caine. My angels, the lord. I have faith so I think it’s better to let them handle my stress and guide me in the right direction.
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