We had the good fortune of connecting with Vance Bivens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vance, what are you inspired by?
There are sooooo many things out there that inspire me. Honestly, I’m inspired by other people. I believe that’s my main motivation. Seeing other people win, lose, gain, grow, literally inspires me create.
I think about it like, if this person is inspiring me with their story, I have to get out there and inspire others with mine.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe what really sets me apart is that, I’m finding my own lane in the industry. In this over saturated industry, there isn’t any one person that sounds like me. Then I also, take the craft serious, so not only do I want to to sound unique, but I want my writing to be unique as well.
Studying the music that’s out now and what came before me, I mean, EVERY GENRE, really helps during the creative process.
Of course it’s challenging. Like anything worth obtaining, success in this is not easy. One of the biggest challenges is not only just being the artist, but being the manager, being the promoter, creating the cover art, booking the studio, videos, etc.
Just have to grind man. No other way to explain it. Don’t give nothing less than 100%.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Them: “I’m in your city.” Me: *rubs hands like birdman*
Haha…no I have some spots.
We’d definitely probably start all the shenanigans on Tuesday. Hit Rock Steady for big Amapiano party! After that, honestly, we could end up anywhere during the week. It’s sooo many places to go and things to do. I like trying new things, like being spontaneous, so like it can be 5:28 on a Wednesday I’ll go Instagram and see where people at and what people doing and just go. We could literally end up anywhere.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to my mother. She’s been such a motivation and always always encouraging me to keep going and never pull back. It’s a blessing to have her in my corner and supporting my aspirations. Big Big shoutout to you, my mother!