“I can fail breaking bricks or I can fail making hits” – August Rigo
Loved this line. Heard it on The Come Up Show podcast. (Link below)
I’ve always been a fan of August Rigo. He had several tracks play nonstop on the radio back when Flow was in its prime. I knew he had been doing some songwriting but had no idea it included Bieber, One Direction and Chris Brown. Heavy hitters.
As a musician you want to make the best music possible, but you also want other people to enjoy it. You want it to be a hit.
That can lead to a lot of self-induced pressure. But there is the other side of it. You can give up.
Where is the fun in that?
I used to work at Burger King and sometimes I will go into a BK just to remember what it was like. I will take a deep breath and smell the whoppers and fries that I used to make.
Those were my “breaking bricks”. I don’t regret it. It makes me appreciate where I’m at now and to realize that making music shouldn’t be stressful. It’s supposed to be fun.