Interview with singer, songwriter and producer Mak Aarons
We are sharing our recent interview with multi-talented Mak Aarons.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Mak Aarons :I go by Mak Aarons or “Reaper”. I’m a 22-year-old New Yorker. I am a singer, songwriter, and producer. My first single “10 pm” was released on November 2Oth 2018 and has gotten over 130k streams so far. I have been quietly working on my music and wrote “10 pm” almost 3 years ago. I could not wait to release this song and I am happy that it is getting some attention considering I don’t have that big of a fan base right now. I write and produce all of my music and have basically been alone, locked behind the walls of my bedroom for 4 years creating. “10 pm” is a good first single for me because it’s catchy and easy to listen to without going deep. The album that I have written and am currently recording gets a little darker and takes more of a theme.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Mak Aarons :I have been singing and writing songs since I was like 4. I would stand about 6 inches away from the TV and watch people like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Britney Spears. I knew it was what I wanted. The songs that I wrote back then obviously didn’t make much sense but I liked to believe they did. When I got into high school all I could think about was leaving school or dropping out to go and make it as an artist. It was almost like a sickness or a disease that I was born with. I started really trying to work on myself as an artist but was really lost. I would write songs but hated everything I was writing. I didn’t really know what I wanted my sound to be and I don’t think I ever really will. I think that is what being a true artist is though.. We are always changing.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Mak Aarons It is hard to say what my favorite genre is. I listen to so much different music and love so many different artists and sounds for so many different reasons. I love R&B and pop music. One of my favorite artists is Amy Winehouse.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Mak Aarons : The best part of being an artist is that I am able to express how I am feeling without talking about it. Singing is something that has always come naturally to me. When I can sit down and create something that is heartfelt to me, and can touch other people… that’s just the best feeling. I will sit down by the piano or my computer and try to produce something. I’ll try to get all the elements to line up perfectly so I can get that sound that I hear in my head, and there is no better feeling than successfully getting that sound. It doesn’t happen all the time but when it does it feels like I scored. With “10 pm” I have gotten hundreds of videos of people singing it.