We had the good fortune of connecting with Seaux Chill and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Seaux, what makes you happy? Why?
The little daily miracles of life that aren’t so little make me happy. It makes me happy to know I have breath, to know my body is functioning. The ever so minimal yet significant daily progress the earth makes in the transition from a season coming to its close to the introduction of a new season on the horizon. The sound the leaves make when the wind blows. The warmth of the sun. The painting in motion that is the clouds floating across the sky’s blue canvas. These things bring me joy because they remind me of what and whom I’m rooted in. They remind me of the blessing it is to be alive and be present. They remind that life is a beautiful wonder to behold, each second of everyday.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is rooted in the journey of my ancestors. The ones who came before me who made it possible for me to pursue a life that allows me to do what I love: creating. My music is a unique sound that fuses together the influences of my own personal journey: DC, Baltimore, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Trinidad and Tobago, and more. The combination of music from these various lands combined with an education rooted in classical music, church, and jazz produce the vibes that you hear coming from my sound. I am where I am today because of the people who invested in my skills and development, from funding piano lessons to giving me platforms to perform my music on, to connecting me with connected individuals who have helped take me to the next level. There are some things that have been easy and some things that haven’t been easy. It’s been easy for me to connect with people. Since a kid, I’ve always been able vibe out with pretty much anybody. That has been helpful as networks grow and doors continue to open. The business side of the music game hasn’t been as easy to understand because I’m not naturally oriented that way. It has been helpful to have a team of people that help me in areas that I’m not as strong in. The biggest lesson(s) I’ve learned from this journey is never give up and it’s ok to ask for help. The true truth is the only people who make it are the people who don’t quit. It’s not a quick journey to “making it,” but it’s definitely doable. However, in order to do it, one needs help. One cannot do it alone. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Absolutely. First and foremost big shout the Creator of all things, YHWH. Big shout my family, mother and father! My siblings, Jelani, Zakiya, and Jeremiah. Big shout all my piano teachers and schoolteachers I had. Big shout all the homies that’s like a brotherly, sisterly, uncle/aunt like figure in my life. Big shout al of my mentors. Big shout all the children in my life who continue to inspire and educate me. Big shout everyone who supports my wave and who encourages me to keep going. No one is an island. I am truly here today because of squad.
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