Mahad, a gifted singer, and songwriter, has always had a deep connection to music since his early years. In a recent interview with Mister Styx from Musicarenagh, Mahad delved into his inspirations and passions, offering a glimpse into his creative world.
When asked about his major source of inspiration, Mahad expressed, “I would say my main inspiration is just telling stories from my love life or how I wished my love life looked like.” His music reflects his personal experiences and aspirations, allowing him to create heartfelt and relatable songs that resonate with listeners on an emotional level.
Beyond music, Mahad revealed some of his other interests during the interview. He emphasized his love for reading, particularly recommending a book titled “All About Love” by Bell Hooks.
Additionally, Mahad discussed his latest single, “Still The Same.” This mesmerizing R&B track exudes love and showcases Mahad’s soulful vocals. With heartfelt lyrics and a smooth melody, the song is a testament to Mahad’s ability to convey deep emotions through his music. It’s a piece that will touch the hearts of listeners and leave them yearning for more of Mahad’s soul-stirring compositions.
Mahad’s musical journey is driven by his passion for storytelling and his desire to create music that resonates with others. Through his heartfelt lyrics, captivating melodies, and genuine emotions, he offers a fresh and authentic perspective on love and personal growth. As Mahad continues to evolve as an artist, his music promises to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide. Stay tuned for more heartfelt melodies and soulful tales from this promising singer-songwriter.
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What is your stage name:
My stage name is Mahad
Is there a story behind your stage name?
I just wanted to use my own name since I’ve never met any other Mahad’s and its just short and simple
Where do you find inspiration?
I find and draw most of my inspiration from poetry that I write which is most often created from me just wanting to find an outlet and an expression for my sometimes messy love life.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music has always been a part of my life. Even though I don’t come from a very musical family, music was always been played loudly where me and my siblings would spend all day watching MTV and all of its different genres, dancing and singing along to the music.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Not at all, but I wish I was cause you and draw a lot of inspiration from your family members and maybe even help echoer and create music together.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I would have to say two of my best friends from when I was 14-15? they both wanted to be singer/songwriters and I had never thought of it in the same way they did. They pretty much opened my eyes to the world of music so shoutout to Emma and Sara.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I taught myself how to sing and the songwriting just came naturally, and I think that’s one of the reasons I love it the most in a way, since its something I’ve never had to fully teach myself even though I’m trying to hone my skill even more these days.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My first ever concert was probably Rihanna’s Anti tour
How could you describe your music?
I would describe my music as R&B and pop mixed together but also separated at times.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process always starts of with me going into my poetry folder and trying to find a poem to base the songs of off and then trying to shape the lyrics from the poems with the beat and song until, using my already finished poems really makes everything go 10x faster.
What is your main inspiration?
I would say my main inspiration is just telling stories from my love life or how I wished my love live looked like.
What musician do you admire most and why?
I would have to say Frank Ocean for the way he just does what he feels like, when he feels like it, his art, his timeline is all his own and he’s in control of it all.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
My music journey has just begun but I feel like it will evolve and change, not sure what direction just yet.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t think any other artist is a competitor, I see them more as colleagues and potential collaborators to work with.
What are your interests outside of music?
I would say reading is one of my biggest interests at the moment, especially this book called “All About Love” by Bell Hooks, its such good read and I think everyone should read it.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I think I’d be a farmer or a librarian since I love animals and a librarian since i love solitude and books haha.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I would say the nervousness before a release and just continuing working on new projects all the time.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Maybe something that would make sure songwriters are valued more as well as everyone working behind the scenes of music?
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
It felt like the right choice somehow
What are your plans for the coming months?
Hopefully working on more projects, reading more books, and just creating more things with other people.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Not really in the plans yet
What message would you like to give to your fans?: I’m not sure I have a fanbase yet but I’d say just do things, don’t overthink, just do