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

Hi Ian, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
At the end of my career, I aspire to leave a legacy where my musical work inspires others to share their own unique stories without fear of being judged. For me to not write, record, and perform my emotional experiences is to sacrifice an opportunity to empower others in the way that so many artists have inspired me. While some of my art is personal, I cherish the opportunity to make someone feel less alone because I revealed a piece of my heart. I’d like to think that the human collective conscience can strengthen like coal to a diamond… as more artists bare their emotions, we become more capable of organizing a brighter future for us all.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I struggle to find a balance between caring for myself and others. Sometimes I feel my impact on my community is so minimal that I want to dig a hole for myself avoid it all. However, when I lend an ear to the people around me, I realize that I have much to be grateful for. I think for me to feel love I have to give it first, and while I’ve forgotten this in the past, I hope to spark a chain reaction of kindness with every person I meet.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I lived in Richmond, VA until I went to UGA, then moved to ATL after graduation. So respectively I would take a friend to Belle Isle, Athens Cemetery, and Waller’s Coffee Shop.

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