We were fortunate enough to catch up with the superb Houston-based artist CASH FORTUNE, for an interview. He has released his stunning single ‘Urn’d’ in June 2020. Check out our interview below!
Tell us about yourself?
I go by Cash Fortune, and I was born in Houston Tx but raised in Ga. I’ve been a lot of different places from the Florida keys to Washington DC(DMV). I’ve been doing music for a while, about nine years. It’s really something I love and can’t see myself putting it down.
What is your songwriting process?
When I’m in creating new music, I have to hear the canvas (instrumental) first cause that determines everything. I can go in with an idea, but the beat may pull you in another direction entirely, so I keep myself free to create.
Tell us about your latest release?
‘Urn’d’ It is my newest release off of my upcoming project Not Soon Enough. ‘Urn’d’ It was a song I came up with at work. I really wanted to make a new song. I heard the beat it struck a chord with me as soon as I heard it. Then the melody came followed by the lyrics. The words of this song have a lot of meaning for me, and my attitude towards my goals in life.
What message do you think your music conveys to your fans?
My music message is simple to persevere. If you feel it’s for you, then it’s for you.
Who are your musical influences?
I like a lot new artist out there Trippie Red, RMR, Austin Lam, Roddie rich, and Travis Scott among others. I also have a special in my heart for 2000’s alternative rock scene too.lol
Who are your non-musical influences?
This is kind of a general answer; this is my truth. Anybody who has been told ‘no’ a million times but are like, f*ck that, I got this. That’s who I look for inspiration. My Faith is number one though
What’s the best/funniest gig that you have ever played
The best gig I had was in Richmond, VA. I think it was a competition for studio time. That was the most fun I ever had on stage. Full disclosure I didn’t win, but it was still a lot of fun going into the next question it was the funniest because I talked to after the show said I had the best showing lol.
What do you think are the biggest obstacles for bands/artists today?
The biggest obstacle for any artist of any genre is branding and budget. Talent is important, but if you’re not willing to invest in yourself, you’ll be hard-pressed to find success.
What advice would you give to other bands/artists starting out?
My advice, stay true to your values and be prepared for what it takes to be successful in this industry. If you do these things, you will stand out.
FV Music Blog June 2020