Sirweah (pronounced Sir-way) is a Singer/Songwriter and record producer from New Jersey. His music is a result of experimenting, primarily, with Pop and Hip Hop music which he often tags as “Hip Pop”. Although he dabbles in such genres, the Liberian native, considers himself to be less of the ordinary rapper or singer that’s confined to one style, but rather an artist that uses inspiration from all avenues to paint a bigger picture that is his music.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: its a bit of both honestly. Its very exciting having new ideas and working on new music but at the same time, nerve wrecking because you want the ideas in your head to come out right.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans:Praying, listening to music and watching movies are my main ways of shutting things out.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Its very random. I don’t like to try too hard and force the inspiration, its just about living life and letting the creativity inside you flow and you’ll find it to be very easy.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Stay true to yourself and everything will fall in place eventually.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS:I think for me singing really started in my 9th grade chorus class which, I would say, I was about 13 at that time.
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: some of inspirations are Lecrae, Jon Bellion, Jefferson Bethke, and Myles Munroe to name a few.
Q:When and why did you start playing?
ANS: I was always heavily into music as a kid, whether it was through dancing or just my mother playing music around the house. But I did not really begin taking it serious until during my freshman year in high school where I joined my first R&B duo group with a friend of mine and I would later go on to join a couple others. When people started giving me good feedbacks telling me I had a unique voice and sound( same time I made a teacher cry during our school talent show) I started taking a little more serious. I felt like a had a calling for something great and eventually I begin to see that that was true.
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Ans: Not exactly. I wasn’t one of those artists that had a list of old records and tapes they bumped from the greats. I just listened to everything that came to ear and stuck with what sonically attracted to me. In some ways it works in my advantage now.
Q: Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
Ans: some of my favorite musicians are Jon Bellion, the 116 guys, Tiwa Savage, Tori Kelly, WIzkid, the ChozBoiz, Craig David, and R. City, just to name a few. R. City’s “what Dreams are made of”, Tori Kelly’s “Unbreakable Smile, and Jon Bellion’s “Human” are the very few albums I like.
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Ans:Make use of every opportunity you get to get better. Focus on you