Today we’d like to introduce you to Phobia The Greatest.
Phobia The Greatest, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Artist, born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
My mother told me stories about how I mumbled melodies and flows before I could speak. I began writing in elementary school, where I kept a secretive school notebook, overflowed with lyrics and poems. I recorded my first works of art at the age of 14 years old. I published my first singles, tapes, music videos, and soon after I found myself performing live.
I picked up beat-making on the MPC Element. The software was outdated and the sounds weren’t the greatest, but that didn’t stop me. Informed by my high school counselor of a non-profit digital media arts center. I took on the “Resonate” and the “801 Sessions” program at “Spy Hop.” My beat-making progressed on Ableton. I collaborated with other artists. I learned to record, mix, and master in Pro-Tools. I performed at a local radio station and venue. In 2016, on the “Spy Hop Productions” SoundCloud account, my first ever produced single, “Are We Gonna Get Killed?” was published.
Growing within my artistry, I was given modeling opportunities for clothing brands, became invested in fashion, even created pieces and customized my clothing. I began to DJ, produce, engineer, write, perform, record, sing, play guitar, film, photograph, expressing myself artistically in every form.
Granted the opportunity to perform at an event during 2018, SXSW I returned to Salt Lake City bursting with creativity. That’s when I recorded the 2018 single, “Blue Band$.” My first record to be published on all major platforms. Including my first music video placement on the popular YouTube channel, “No Jumper.”
With this momentum 2019 singles, “Paper,” “Shooting Star,” and “Wake Up” released on all major platforms. The music videos once again landed on the popular YouTube Channel, “No Jumper.” I moved out to Los Angeles to further my career and opportunities. My influences are all over the place. From rock, rap, r&b, indie, boom-bap, house, and the list goes on. These singles lead up to my genre-bending 2020 EP, “Black Harts Forever.” My multi-genre EP was created to help strengthen and inspire the audience to work on self-improvement physically, spiritually, and mentally. I intend to decrease suicide statics, increase awareness, and unlock positive discussions on mental health. You can find my music on all major streaming platforms. Also, music, merch, show recaps, press, and much more can be located on my website: www.phobiathegreatest.com
Has it been a smooth road?
As an independent artist, I play different roles besides creating, such as managing, booking, marketing, funding, etc. There are highs and lows when it comes to music. There isn’t a blueprint or formula. It’s a roller coaster that often feels like it’s out of control, despite the twists and turns, it’s always on the right track.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I identify myself as an alternative artist known as “Phobia The Greatest.” I produce, write lyrics, create custom pieces, perform, film, and take photographs. I’m most proud of my art, how far I’ve come, and will go. What sets me apart is that I love to bend-genres and express myself in all artistic forms. I want to change the world for the better and eventually create my non-profit for mental health. My given purpose in life is to heal.
If you had to start over, what would you have done differently?
I wouldn’t do anything different. Although I do have to advise my younger self. Be patient, be persistent, trust the process, enjoy yourself and the journey along the way to success.
- Website: www.phobiathegreatest.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phobiathegreatest
- Other: https://youtu.be/8Kd6XgiLIfY
Photo credits: (FebruaryFlith, Jacobo Funes, Enrique Jimenez, Stopsmiliing Films, Eric Flames)