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Meet Casper Sun

Today we’d like to introduce you to Casper Sun.

Casper, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I can’t really pinpoint a place where my journey began. The literal answer would be when I put out my first single on Soundcloud, but where’s the fun in being literal. It could’ve started when I was 12 and watching VH1 classic tapes of Jimi Hendrix playing the Star-Spangled Banner. Or it could’ve been when my band played a benefit concert at a church and was part of the same roster as Jason Chen, feeling like we were on top of the world. We were also in high school at the time. From a young age, I knew I wanted to be a performer and expend my energy and aura through music and touch everyone’s sonic soul.

Basically, I don’t know how I got here, but I’d like to think of my current state as an amalgamation of decisions and influences that cultivated itself into my present being.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It definitely has not been a smooth road, and it doesn’t look like it’ll let up any soon. I feel fortunate to be at a point where I’m extremely comfortable in my artistry and I can make the music that I want to make. But it took me forever to get here, and I definitely lost a lot of friends along the way. I can’t tell you how many nights I stayed in to produce when I could have been out spending quality time with friends. In this way, music is a very selfish process because it’s an environment where it can be all about me. It’s a form of self-therapy where I can fully and freely explore my emotions and immersing myself in this process involves shutting myself off from the world – sometimes even friends.

To be honest, I don’t know if any of this is worth it. I don’t think anyone in their right mind should try to become a mainstream artist. It’s too stressful. But I know that as long as I can keep feeling inspired, I’ll always have the urge to create, and I’ll always have the urge to share what I create. Do it for the art, bro.

But woe is me.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
It’s weird when I have self-therapy sessions and make all this progress only to have it memorialized in a song and shared with the world. A lot of my songs are inspired by heartbreak or struggles. My music comes from a very tender place, whether that be from matters of the heart or conflicts with the mind. I hope that by sharing my pain and painting on a tinge of a smile, I can be the umbrella to someone’s rainy day or the matcha green tea latte to someone’s cold and sour afternoon.

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Photography by Jeffrey Wu, Edited by Katrina Wu

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