How do you feel about the current state of music in our city?
I think music in my city has come a long way. NYC birthed hip-hop and also birthed some great r&b as well. I think right now the music scene is at an all time high. Everyone’s being so inventive and creative and really grinding.
How important would you say it is to make connections with other artist when it comes to doing music?
I think it’s a 50/50 kind of situation. It’s important in the aspect that these other artists may become your new fans and that’s how you’ll grow a fanbase and also too it’s good to connect because you never know who can take you to higher places but I also feel as though sometimes in certain situations it’s also okay to not connect because everyone has a brand to adhere to.
What is the biggest mistake you’ve made while pursuing your career and how did you learn from it?
My biggest mistake was thinking that friends would support me right off the bat. I took a lot of grinding and just growing as a person and an artist that made them come around. I learned to honestly just leave everything in God’s hands and create the art that I want to create and not necessarily what others want me to make.
What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to you as an artist?
I love to dance and choreograph. I train and practice a lot especially because it’s apart of my sets so I always have to make sure I’m on point with everything. Every mistake performance wise just needs more fine tuning.
Who is your music hero and why?
My music hero is Prince. That man can do no wrong in my eyes. He was so out of the box but true to his craft. Not only was he a great singer, but he was a song writer, musician and businessman. Definitely someone to learn from and look up to as far as that and being yourself in the industry.
What do you think your supporters get out of your music that draws them to continuously listen?
I think my supporters love the vibe I bring with my music. I never create music to just say I want to create. I create music to fill a void or create a vibe. I feel like my supporters just enjoy the vibe, and also I’m a bit of a low toned singer so it’s also sometimes a bit hypnotizing.
What inspired your most recent single (name of song)?
My most recent single “NFS” was inspired by the bashment movement back in the 80s-90s. I love reggae music since it’s apart of my culture and I wanted to give a bit of a throwback to that era while still maintaining my original sound and still bring it to the new generation of 2017.
If you could record with any popular music producer, who would you choose and why?
I would record with Teddy Park. He’s a South Korean based music artist and producer. I would love to record with him because his music is always insanely amazing. Synths and everything in between are always refined and just amazing to vibe and listen to.
What is some advise you’d give to the 18 year old you?
I would tell myself to never give up and no matter how hard it may seem right now, that it’ll get better and you actually have a purpose in life and can do better for yourself.
Who are some of the people I’d find in your playlist that you listen to on the regular?
The-Dream, TONS OF K-Pop, Bob Marley, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Buju Benton, Beenie Man.
Where can our readers find your music?
Search Saay Park on all streaming sites and you can for sure find me but if it’s easier then SoundCloud.com/saaypark