Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Stephen Cue. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Stephen, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. We’d love to hear about a project that you’ve worked on that’s meant a lot to you.
I am in such a space of gratitude right now. This past June I released my 1st official album called “POSTCARDS”. It’s been a long time coming because I’ve been in and around music for all my life.
During the Covid—19 pandemic we’ve lost a lot of friends and family , and it has become ever more important to live in the moment.
But there are many sides to me as an artist and in some ways this is my kick back to do something my way.
I hope to inspire someone to go after their dream no matter how crazy it sounds, or what age they are.
It pairs with the project and promotes mental health and the message that we all have something of value to give in this world.
Im grateful that I have the opportunity to work with my bros and some of my favorite people. I want folks to enjoy all the feels of there experience of my album POSTCARDS.
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 background and context?
Hello my name is Stephen Cue. I am a Pop/ Soul recording artist from Dallas ,TX. I have been writing and performing here and there for a few years now. I first started writing and recording for a CHH group called SWAG in the 2010 and recorded my first single in 2018 called “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”. I like to create music that speaks to the soul and connects with the people.
The name Cue is from the idea that “all the worlds a stage”, and we are characters defining our character. Basically I am just apart of the bigger picture. When I walk freely in my identity, it allows the next person or character there freedom to do the same.
I think what sets me apart is the passion for my art and how I want others to connect. I don’t just write I write with intention. I don’t just sing I perform and I like to create an experience to remember. It’s not just about me it’s about us. What makes me different is that I’m versatile in my range of musical vibes. From Pop/ Soul/ R&B Hip Hop and more. I am proud about my latest project POSTCARDS. I believe it really has something for everyone. I am also working on new material and I will be coming to a venue near you.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
When I decided that I wanted to do a project. I had no idea the road ahead of me. I was going to do a couple of songs starting in September and have everything done and released mid November. I already had a few songs that I started on, so it should be easy. I was wrong. the hard drive full of songs I had saved for years crashed with perfect timing. I basically had to produce and record all over again. One song I had to replace all together. Work started slowing down. The funds that I saved for Mix & Mastering were in jeopardy.. My old car broke down and I ended up getting a new one with some of the money I saved that was not intended for a car. Had a break up, and my roommate moved out which caused my expenses to triple overnight.
It was out of these experiences that the “POSTCARD CHALLENGE” was born.
I used a postcard to encourage myself and I ended up giving that message to a stranger. I didn’t know and it was a blessing to the both of us. I want to share that same feeling with everyone.
I ended up pushing my project back several months later. Through life issues and technical difficulties I was determined to push through to finally finish. I’m grateful to God for my brothers, family and general support period. I felt like giving up so many times. But with all that we pushed through and POSTCARDS is here.
In your view, what can society to do to best support artists, creatives and a thriving creative ecosystem?
Sharing is caring. No matter what type of a artistry or business, word of mouth is still the best advertisement. If you like an artist please share with your people.
If you want to know what’s new, subscribe and sign up for their email list or whatever. It can be tough trying to text and call 500 plus people every time an event is coming up.
Patronize. Being a creative is not a cheap. There’s a lot of time money and effort put in to provide a service. If you love it please patronize. A lot of cool artists have come and gone because if these simple things.
Like. Share. Patronize
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