Imagine a heartbreak song that you can dance to! Songwriter and Singer Joe Sneava who hails from the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, Washington in the United States is a real master of ceremony.
Move Over is therapeutic, and divine, the disposition of the drums, guitar, and bass blends perfectly, leaving with little choice but to dance to it.
The perfect synchronization of the lyrics and instrumentations allows his new song “Move Over” to travel down to the depth of your heart. the song is an homage of sorts to Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart,” where the lyrics speak to the serious issue of bad breakups, cheating, and the like.
In a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh Joe Sneva shared some exclusives and delved into his personal life, he touched on some of the challenges he has faced during his musical journey. He said:
The biggest problem is just getting your name out there. The internet and streaming sites are great because anybody can release music, but that also floods the field and makes it harder for artists to stick out
This and more were shared during the interview, Get the full interview below
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What is your stage name?
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in my hobbies and surroundings. I think living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States, it provides lots of creative ambition.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music was always a huge part of my life growing up, I have five older siblings, and they always played me their favorite music, whether it was Led Zeppelin or Bob Dylan or Pearl jam and I was just obsessed with it all since I can remember.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
All of my siblings can sing, so that must have rubbed off on me.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I just decided that a young age to pursue it. I started the band in middle school and we played at my 8th grade graduation. Been doing this a long time.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
My parents bought me an acoustic guitar when I was in 6th grade and some guitar lessons, and I never looked back.What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My older brother Jordan took me to see The Rolling Stones when I was in middle school. At the Kingdome in Seattle, which sadly isn’t standing anymore. I wasn’t absolute awe. The show blew me away.
How could you describe your music?
My music has a definite summer vibe. It always comes out with an island vibe for one reason or another.
Describe your creative process.
I’ll either have a melody in my head that just comes out of nowhere, or I’ll actually sit down with my guitar and decide to write a song, messing around with some different chord progressions and see what comes out.
What is your main inspiration?
My main inspiration is just knowing that I’m creating something out of nowhere. It’s really cool to think that if I write a song right now, that I’ve just created something that wasn’t there 5 minutes ago.
What musician do you admire most and why?
It’s a toss up between Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. They just keep trucking along and creating new music and not just playing their same ol’ tunes. They keep creating and putting new albums out.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I think everyone’s style evolves, at least it should. I still have written lyrics from when I was 14 and it’s laughable. Definitely have lived some life since then.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
No competitor in music and no rules. That’s what I love about it. I create and write and sing what I want. Always.
What are your interests outside of music?
I love anything that is summer involved. Surfing, paddle boarding, swimming.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Probably working at a record store.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
The biggest problem is just getting your name out there. The internet and streaming sites are great because anybody can release music, but that also floods the field and makes it harder for artists to stick out.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Streaming services should pay more. There, I said it. Look at this way, people don’t pay one tenth of a penny for a print of a painting, or a movie ticket, but for some reason people don’t see music as a tangible thing, but it is. It is a product and should be paid accordingly. Musicians totally get screwed when it comes to streaming services.
What are your plans for the coming months?
My next couple months is just keep writing songs and playing shows, keep on creating.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
No collaboration plans at the moment, but I have tons of musician friends and we’re always brainstorming for ways to do so.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thanks for listening, and I hope you dig my tunes!