Hello my lovely readers! I’m back with another interview. Before we get started, I’d like to thank this artist for first of all agreeing to answer some questions for my blog back when I was just getting started and didn’t even have an official site. And I’d also like to thank him for being patient because I’ve been holding on to this interview since last year and I’m just now getting around to posting it!
So without further ado, lemme introduce ya’ll to the ever so kind, ever so talented, Fresh Prince of Atlanta….Alan Z!
Before I give ya’ll the run down of how/when I first heard of Alan Z, I’d like to take a second to promote his album that actually dropped today. The album is called Face Value and you can find the link to it at the bottom of this blog post.
I first stumbled across Alan Z and his music on Instagram back in 2017. He’s a singer, rapper and actor born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s worked with industry veterans like Raphael Saadiq and Full Force. His music has also been featured on Netflix in “Wu Assassins”, the CW show “iZombie”, Fox Sports 1, Fuse and more.
Some of the first content that I saw of his was the skits he used to make with his friends. Then after lurking through his Instagram, I discovered he had some music out and a few months later he dropped his album First Time’s the Charm. He was kind enough to even send me an autographed copy! The song from that album that I used to have on repeat in my car was “All of You”. I played that song so much that my Papa knew the words and sang it along with me! (We stan a woke Papa) The album gives early 2000s R&B vibes. Alan Z’s vocals flow like a Ne-Yo or Trey Songs. He makes a lot of sensual slow jams.
I’d also like to give honorable mention to his song “Fortress”. It’s another one of his songs in my heavy rotations.
Besides being an all around talented artist, over the past year Alan Z has used his platform to be an advocate as well. During the BLM movement, Alan Z boldly spoke up and used his voice to speak against racism, Black & Asian solidarity and many more pressing topics. And to this day he continues to spread awareness through his platform.
Enough with the intro…let’s get into the interview!
- When and why/how did you get into music?
- Who/what inspires you as an artist?
- Using 3 words, describe yourself as an artist and why?
- Out of all of your music/projects/collabs, which is your favorite and why?
- Throughout your artistic journey/career, has there ever been a difficult time or obstacle that you had to face? What helped you overcome it?
And there you have it! I’m honored to be able to share with you guys this up-close and personal look into Alan Z. Please go and support him by following him on Instagram and checking out his music on all streaming platforms. Below you can find the link to his new album Face Value👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
Face Value Pre-Save Link: https://orcd.co/jasonchu-alanz-facevalue
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Till next time,
From Kadraya, With Love