Be Yourself (feat. Torley)

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And so when creating, even with limited resources, I love being resourceful. But realize there is a lot of false imagery out there.

I get disturbed when I see press reviews, you may have seen a lot of them refer to so-and-so upcoming producer is hitting the charts or is on the scene. They're written all the same way.

And I see the same thing for these music sample packs. They say "These are the drums that you need for your chart hits, yo!"

And being a consumer isn't being problematic in itself. But falling into these traps of something that is not you.

<sweet melodica solo>

If I had to say one more thing on the subject looking at growth to realize to not be boxed into a scene.

You may see yourself making music in a given genre, but then you have an accidental hit on YouTube. They step out there and then they are like "wow I didn't know that" and they will shift towards that.

Which of course is problematic because it creates more pressure to create more things like that, right? When it's an accident.

To realize that who you are and what you may succeed at, what people might love most about you, may be very, very different than how you see yourself.


from Creationism, released January 25, 2017
Featuring: Torley

Composer Quest Episode 38:


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Hi. My name is Ben. I make things, sometimes for other people.

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