Today we’d like to introduce you to Hunter Reece.
Hunter, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I write songs that get stuck in your head. I’m a musician based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, by way of New Jersey. Don’t laugh, this is true. Will Smith told me to chase music as my passion. Well, kinda. In the song “Will 2k” he raps, “a person who knows the words is hard to find” and I knew the words so I felt pretty special. I was a rather pitchy, mildly tone-deaf, inexperienced singer but I did know the words, so I took that as confirmation of my musical excellence. Somehow by fumbling my way through learning the guitar to every John Mayer song and vocally reaching for all of Justin Timberlake’s high notes, I learned what my sound is…mostly. With each new song I write, I learn and evolve into a better version of myself.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Relatively. We all have ups and downs, I try to focus on the positives. I am grateful to have a family who has supported me through all of my wild dreams. And still believes that they are possible.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I write songs that get stuck in your head. My business is earworms, little melodies set to stories of love, nostalgia, kicking ass, and everything in between. Being able to see my music connect with people is one of the greatest experiences.
I think one of my strongest assets is balancing a creative soul with a very logic-driven mind. I don’t write songs thinking of them as a product but have always treated my brand as a business. I enjoy studying branding strategies so that I can reach more people: particularly anything written by Seth Godin. Shoutout the Purple Cow. As a musician in 2019, we have the tools available to us needed to create a sustainable business with our craft. Gone are the days of depending on a label to “take care of the business side”. This potential continually inspires me to learn more, and hone my skills, both creative and business.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I find success in making people feel: Love, hurt, joy, angst, my currency is emotion.
- Website: https://www.iamHunterReece.com
- Email: iamHunterReece@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamHunterReece
- Facebook: https://www.fb.com/iamHunterReece
- Other: https://song.link/ChasingSummer
Dillon J. Shook