Today we’d like to introduce you to Avgust Reign.
Hi Avgust, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I grew up around a lot of music and creativity but I didn’t start seriously exploring music until my junior year of college. I was living in NYC studying fashion and working so I would take vocal lessons and play around with producing in between classes and my work shifts. When I finally felt confident enough to start recording, I went to The Brewery Recording Studio in Brooklyn and started working on what was my first EP “Delusions of Grandeur”.
That project was released in 2019 but I’ve taken it down since then because I didn’t feel like it was the best representation of who I am as an artist now. Nonetheless though, working on that project was amazing and it gave me a lot of confidence to find myself artistically.
I’m only about three years into making music now but I feel like I finally have a good grip on who I am artistically and I’m excited to keep evolving that.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think being a musician is ever really an easy journey but if you love it enough, it’s worth it. When I started, I was working two jobs in school with a full class schedule so it wasn’t easy for sure. I would be in the studio sometimes until 2 AM and then come home to sleep for a few hours before going to a 9AM class. To be honest, though I think the process of making music is what was driving me at that time so it just made sense.
It’s really long hours and a lot of sacrifices emotionally, physically and mentally but it’s also really rewarding to make something so beautiful that connects with other people.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
For the most part, I make R&B music however, my style leans more into Alternative R&B. I have a really broad taste in music so I love pulling inspiration from different genres. Songwriting is also super important for me. I fell in love with music because of the words more than anything. Growing up listening to people like Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey made me realize how much of yourself you could really put into a song. Being able to paint a story for someone who’s never even met you is a beautiful thing.
What does success mean to you?
One thing that I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older is that success is literally whatever you want it to be. So for me, I feel successful when I’ve created something that pushed me outside my comfort zone and connects with someone else.
Music is such a powerful tool and the process is so therapeutic for me. So if I can make something that makes someone else feel connected and understood, I think that’s success for sure.
- Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4rZgKmmWltT82er5RIkgFc
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avgustreign/
- Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@avgustreign?lang=en
All images taken on Polaroid by @alonderzz