We recently connected with Stefon Eustache and have shared our conversation below.
Hi Stefon, thanks for joining us today. Risk taking is something we’re really interested in and we’d love to hear the story of a risk you’ve taken.
As a musician who also has a full time 9-5 Job, I’m constantly pushed to take risks between writing and recording my real life experiences to share to the world and balancing my everyday life. No one tells you when you decide to chase after your dreams which for me happen to be an expression of art (my music) how many times people would doubt you or downplay the amount of work you put into the thing you love. I’ve had to remove my personal feelings from a lot of situations because it can hinder the process you’re currently in and ruin the journey that you’re following.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
My name is Stefon Eustache and I’m a songwriter who resides in the Dallas Metroplex. I’ve actually written songs and poems my entire life, but never had the courage to share it until college that is. I met my friend Bryce Rutledge who played Bass and knew how to produce and we would hangout time to time back at my college house back in 2017-18 and he was actually the friend who was like you need to pursue this. I was hesitant, but started recording music in 2019 and 3 years later here I am. I’m most proud of the fact I find any open mic night and go perform just so I can practice and promote myself. I don’t think I would have ever done that years ago, but its almost second nature now. The one thing I want my fans/family/friends to takeaway from my music is the lyrics as I take my time to write deep and hopefully relatable songs.
We often hear about learning lessons – but just as important is unlearning lessons. Have you ever had to unlearn a lesson?
I’ve had to unlearn being so anxious of what people may think of my voice or my music. When I started I was so shy and nervous all the time it made me feel bad and prevented me from performing at my best. I’ve really grown into my own and have taken the good with the bad to just be an even better artist overall.
How about pivoting – can you share the story of a time you’ve had to pivot?
I’ve had to rethink marketing. I’m an artist who makes music, but I had to give people a reason to care so I actually constantly work with photographers, videographers, and animators to assist with the visuals for my songs. People underestimate marketing ,but most successful artists promote their art until the wheels fall off and I decided I will do the same. I didn’t think about marketing until months after releasing music.
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