We had the good fortune of connecting with Austin Helm and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Austin, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
For me this decision is fortunately pretty easy and I will explain why. I make things very simple in my mind in order to make the decisions appear as least complicated as possible. It is very easy to start feeling sorry for yourself and give up when things start getting frustrating. This type of path will weed out the weak hearted. The points of quit or keep going are going to tell you a lot about who you really are and will expose forceless motivations. When starting on a journey like this, it is imperative that you build a strong foundation of reasons you are about to do this, because anything weak, like money, will not be enough to carry you through. In my opinion, the strongest force you can equip yourself with in this journey is love. You simply have to love what you are doing, because love will tolerate and overcome almost any obstacle that stands in your way of doing it. The idea of quitting does not even compute in your brain. You just don’t even know what else you would do because you have such a love for your craft and your work, that doing anything else would just feel like a waste of time. Love certainly does not mean the absence of pain in your work and in your journey, but love summons and builds the strength to push through it.

So to answer the question more directly, I don’t know when to give up… I just keep going because it is just what I love to do. Do or do not. Either it will give, or I will die… those are really the only two outcomes in my mind.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started making art for a couple of reasons. I was going through a very tough period in my life where it seemed like everything was crashing down on me at once. Music was my escape and became what I used to express and heal myself through everything that was going on. During this process I completely fell in love, and knew that it was the path for me. I knew absolutely zero when I got started. I had a little bit of natural rhythm, and wasn’t half bad with a pen, but I started spending hours each day learning how to make music, and soon, getting better at music was what I was structuring my life around. I became obsessed with every detail. I spent years trying to come up with a sound that would set me apart from the rest, and have recently begun sharing it with the world. My goal is to come into the world of pop music and redirect it a bit. I am not so much interested in influencing the sounds and the rhythms as I am the behavior of people. I feel as though music today has done much more harm than good when it comes to leading our people and celebrating the things that are the foundation of a good, functional society.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe a lot of thanks to my cousin Sterg, who was the only person on planet earth who believed in me when I started making music and is currently working with me today, my parents for raising me with the virtues that have carried me thus far, my music mentor Bob Yatron for teaching me a lot of what I know about music, and my vocal coach Mary Walkley who taught me how to sing and use my voice.

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