Seven Questions | Teek Hollins
Where are you from?
Teek: "I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York but I was raised in Orange County, New York. I've been here since I was three."
How long have you been doing music?
Teek: "Since forever ago. I started out in the church choir and the praise dance ministry, branched out to choir in school along with band and performing arts groups (show choirs). Let's say over a decade and still evolving."
What influenced you to do music?
Teek: "It's always been a part of my life. I really can't think of a time where I didn't feel the urge to sing or dance or write poetry. I just wanted to be apart of the creators. I felt it in me and I wanted to transcend my thoughts to song."
How would you define your sound?
Teek: "My sound is a vibe. It's a feeling more than anything. I'm not genre-specific so an attempt to confine the music to one sound doesn't work. The music is what you feel from it. Where it take you. What you gain in hearing it."
What song of yours would you want a potential fan to hear first? Why?
Teek: "That answer is somewhere in between 'Medical' and 'Need Something'. 'Medical' was a song I for wrote my EP LEAUXT SS16, I was at a point in my writing and my artistry where I was able to truly transfer everything in my head to physical sound. That's a song I still am really proud of. 'Need Something' is from the most recent body of work, LUCENT. This song, I had a sing along with it, it makes you want to cry out. Both of these songs you hear me sing and rap, I'm telling a story about real life me, not some hyper-sexualized, derogatory click bait."
Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
Teek: "I used to do tech heavy in high school. I graduated from a program specifically designed for it but I didn't want to further my education within that field at the time. I was getting good at writing code and setting up programs to release but I wanted more 'action' in my day. Sometimes I wish I could've gained more knowledge within that field but I had other things pulling my interest. I may revise coding in time though because I've found what I do know to actually be very useful within my music business."
What can we expect from you in the near future?
Teek: "My focus this year really is reaching a bigger audience. I think the more people that hear the music will latch to it but being independently managed and published, I have to work that much harder to be heard and seen. I have to be that much more creative and the music must stay consistent. Y'all might get another project this year, you might get lots of singles, maybe interviews or just music videos or vlogs....expect content and be open to feel these vibes."