We caught up with Cool Ass Kev to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.

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What do you enjoy most about being an independent musician?

Creative Control, the ability to work at my own pace, and put music out when I want to.

If we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

Interchangeable LED lights, a MXL 770 mic in the closet set up, with a Laptop Running Fl Studio.

I'm self-taught and I also took a college course to learn how to engineer for myself and others.

Do you enjoy recording and production, or do you like performing live and promotion?

I enjoy recording, but nothing beats a live crowd reacting to the hard work I put in...Thats the real test!

How would you want people to describe your latest project in a tweet?

"Cool", "Original", and "Something New"

Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

Plan it.

What can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

A few singles and music videos coming soon...

I hope to get back on stage but COVID is still an issue, so that remains to be seen!

Are you planning any videos for your music? Are there any videos we need to know about!?

Not yet! But I do have a video out...

Are there any collaborations, past or future, that you are excited about?

Not yet!

What inspires your creative process?

Being authentic to who I am! Being different from everyone!

What are your top three favorite albums of all time and why those albums?

Drake - Views
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
And Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE

I like these because they were masterpieces. There was not one wasted song or line. It was well thought out and executed.

Who makes up your existing creative team?
i.e. photographers, video directors, social media managers, paid media specialists, stylists, hair, and makeup…Name someone who you think deserves a special shout-out?

Tre Chill Beats...my producer.

Currently I am expanding the team!

Where can we find you on social media?

My IG is @RealCoolAsskev, or just "Cool Ass Kev" anywhere!

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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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