Today we’d like to introduce you to Moon Chyldd.
Moon, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I don’t really know where to start but music has always been a part of me. I grew up on different types of music so I listen to just about anything which is why I am so versatile when I record my own. Growing up music always gave me this certain feeling I could never explain, I just always wondered if other people felt what I was feeling.
To this day, I still can’t explain it, but I know it makes a difference and it takes me places. Sometimes me and friends would put on instrumentals and just freestyle for past time. It was like manifesting it. I initially wanted to start creating and directing music videos because when I’d hear a song I would immediately have a visual in my head. I also wanted to DJ because I wanted to put people on new music and bring the right vibe to any event. People used to come to me to put them on new music and I would love that. I was so all over the place trying to do too much at once so some of the things I wanted to execute never got put into play but I did learn a few skills. I had a homeboy who was an extremely talented artist who I used to send freestyles over voice memo to. He told me I should record but I think I was too in my shell and doubted if people really would give my music a chance. I knew I liked it and somebody else would too but I wasn’t ready I guess. But it’s crazy because everyone else saw something in me that I didn’t just yet.
Then I had another homeboy that I worked with ask if I would be into making music because for one, I had the “image.” At that point, I said why not? The first time I made a song, everyone said it was like it came so natural. Although I have grown as an artist, I knew from the first time I recorded I had a gift and it was for me because it felt like a natural high when I would record. I didn’t take it as serious at first, I just knew I liked to record, and it felt like a relief when I did. I was never one for expressing my feelings or knowing HOW to express my feelings so its easier to do through music. I started taking it more serious when my single “Bicycle Day” and the visual was posted on Lyrical Lemonade’s website without me reaching out. From that point, I knew for a fact this is what I want to do. I have to do music. It felt like everything was falling into place like I was manifesting it. I am only getting better. I know I have a following and even though it is not that big right now, I see it grow every time I drop new music. It has been about a year and half since I started taking it more serious.
I am in the process of recording my first tape called “Phases.” I chose to name it “Phases” because I am always changing how I do music and I come with different vibes. Also, it correlates with my name “Moonchyldd.” Like the phases of the moon, I continue to change but stay the same, and evolve like the new Moons. The moon is known for controlling waves, and emotions since humans are made of water. With my music I am controlling frequencies, which affect emotions as well, and I hope to make people feel how I feel when I listen to music with my own sounds.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road has been pretty smooth for me with making music because I don’t stress. I am very serious about it but I never let a milestone knock me off. The biggest struggle is promoting my music and trying to record more. It’s really money. Right now, since I’m not sponsored, no label, no management, it’s just me putting everything I got into it. I don’t trip though because I know it will come back in abundance.
The other challenge I may face is coming across ingenuine people. When doing music you have to be careful who you tell ideas to, who you work with, and you invite in your circle because not everyone is for you or the art, sometimes they have motives or just want money from you. All in all though once I figure out marketing and how to promote more I will be better.
Please tell us about Out the Works.
I have a plan to create a label called “Out the Works” that will be based around creatives as a whole. Out the works means not expected, like working in the background in silence, then popping put and surprising everyone. So far, the first aspect of it that I am working on is music. It’s still “in the works” right now so I cannot spill too much but once it is up and going I will be able to speak on it more.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would have started this way earlier. Straight out of high-school. I was still finding myself. I realized it was music the whole time.
- Website: https://youtu.be/JOjhXMAL7qI
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- Twitter: mcdrugget
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