Today we’d like to introduce you to Cade King.
Cade, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am an independent singer-songwriter. As an LGBTQ+ member and advocate, I would love for my music to strengthen and unite my community. It is universal in its message to where anyone and everyone is welcome to enjoy. With my debut EP “sinister” being my first self written and fully funded album, finding a genre was not my primary focus. I found my voice and with that came my raw, unfiltered life experiences. Each song sounds the way I felt when I wrote it. Since I started writing music, I have gone from sobbing over my keyboard on the floor engulfed in heartbreak to fully exposing myself musically for the world.
Has it been a smooth road?
I don’t like to set expectations. That way I’m not disappointed or I’m pleasantly surprised. I have been pleasantly surprised throughout this whole experience. From making my first two singles to a fully realized EP, it has been a crazy ride! The biggest struggle was definitely finances. As an independent artist without management or a label, I fronted all of the costs. The flip side is that it has afforded me all of the creative. I don’t have anyone telling me what to make, how to make it, or when to make it. That is immensely freeing.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a storyteller first and foremost. I initially moved to LA to be a big actor (as most people do), but then after a couple of years, I realized there is more to it than being in front of the camera. I discovered my love of screenwriting when I worked on a web series, which then turned into creating my own content: writing and acting in it. The best of both worlds! After the web series ended, I rediscovered songwriting: telling stories in one of the most vulnerable ways possible. Allowing listeners to feel what I felt when I went through something in my life. That’s how I make my music. It isn’t based on a genre, but rather how I felt when I wrote the song. People’s first question when I tell them I am a singer-songwriter is, “What genre?” I usually respond with, “Yes.” I believe music is evolving in this new direction of being genre-less. Good music is good music.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
The thing I like most about LA is that it’s this hub of creatives and artists. At any given coffee shop, you will most definitely find someone working on some form of art. I think that’s beautiful. Whether they are first starting out or in the middle of something huge, we are all here to create. The thing I like the least about LA is the 405. Sides streets for the win. While you’re stuck in traffic listen to my debut EP “sinsiter” wherever you download or stream music. Let’s get sinister!
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