HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Trench. To live the life of an artist from the position I was in seemed like warfare.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Trench. I’ve always had a love for music but I realized that I wanted to pursue a life as an artist while I was in the Army, it was while serving that I had time to reflect on who I really was as a person.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Trench. I primarily got my influence from playing in bands in the early 2000s punk scene in Chicago but also incorporated the methods in hip hop to be a solo artist.
HCM. On your upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Trench. The concept is that I need to put my money where my mouth is, the more success I achieve, the farther I will push, I’m finally in a position where I could actually focus on music.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Trench. I have had very little support and although initially found that challenging I have learned to embrace it. There is never reward without risk and even if you make progress everybody expects results.
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