Check out the new song from Kyle Douglas – Roar
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Originally, I was born in Springfield, IL but later moved to Valparaiso, IN when I was 8. At 11, I started playing guitar and since have kept up with it, play where I can, and write the best music I can.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song is called “Roar.” I call it that because of the sudden, fast intro it has. I want to get people’s attention right from the get go, much like a lion would if it “roared.”
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Just getting turned away from people because you’re not solicited yet. There is plenty of good music out there made by artists who simply don’t have any connections yet and I think to ignore them on that sort of level is a mistake.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I don’t sing in my music so it can be an uphill battle trying to have people figure out what I’m trying to do. But I’m confident in my playing and my music that once heard people will understand and acknowledge it for what it is.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Getting a big head. Whether you’re starting out like I am or have been at it for years and have made progress, if you want to make the best music you can you need to be honest with it. And you’re not gonna get results if the music has a huge ego over it.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay true to what you do. For instance, the interview I’m doing right now is for a publication that does not primarily feature the type of music I play. But it is important to exercise every outlet and source and get your name and music out there by any means. You never know who’s listening.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Live performance. Playing live really encapsulates who you are as an artist and what your music does for you, but also for your audience. I believe live performances are the best way for feedback. If you don’t have anyone coming up to you when you’re done playing, you might want to check the drawing board. Hold yourself to a level of magnificent, energetic performances, and you’ll get the feedback you want.