The chart-topping artist reflects on the success of his debut album TV upon the release of his new single “Let’s Go To Hell”.

Tai Verdes
Tai Verdes

Having already experienced great success and chart domination, it is fair to say that Tai Verdes is not a name that will be new to most. Having crashed onto the screen with his wildly-praised debut album TV, the artist ensured that his journey towards stardom was a thing of certainty.

But now, in a bid to ensure that his race to the helm of the industry is all the more speedy, the artist unveils his vibrant new track, “Let’s Go To Hell”. A move best described by Tai when he claims, “the first record was called TV, and now I’m excited to take the TV and make it HD.”

Upon the release of “Let’s Go To Hell”, the artist spoke making music for himself and going viral with Wonderland. Head below to enjoy our chat with Tai Verdes…

Hey Tai, how are you? How has this past year been for you?
The past year has been completely crazy. Everything that has happened has happened so fast that it kind of makes my head spin, but in a good way, like the best way possible

With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
Honestly, it did. When I started my Artist project, I had no concept of what it was like to be a songwriter and producer in a time when there wasn’t a pandemic. So, now that I am getting to meet people in person and we’re working and creating in a room together, it’s even more of a fucking vibe.

How did you first get into music, what sparked the interest?
My mom put me in piano lessons when I was really young, and she also exposed me to a lot of music when I was younger. I listen to every single type of music you can possibly think of – from musicals to 50 Cent.

You’ve released your incredible debut album TV; did you feel pressure while curating the project?
I didn’t feel any pressure making this music. One, because I make the music for myself, and I’m pretty selfish about it. I don’t make the music for anyone else. When I release the music, a switch flips in my brain and then I just try to market it to everybody, and that’s a whole different mindset.

What was your mindset going into it?
While creating the project, I just wanted to be as honest as possible with my own stories because the whole album is just a bunch of stories mixed all together. All of the songs are experiences that I’ve actually lived through. Nothing that I sing about is fake.

Looking back, would you make any changes?
In the most polite way, fuck no.

Making the project, what was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable part about making the project was going over to Adam Friedman’s house (the main producer on the project) every day, whenever I wanted, and just vibing out with a guy that was in love with music just as much as I am.

Your single “A-O-K” went massive on socials and in the charts, what was your initial reaction to this?
It was a slow build. When I first saw the video, it was at 1 million views, and the next day it had 5 million, and then it said 10 million, and now it’s at around 40 million. Those numbers are ridiculous numbers, and I just think it’s cool that I made something that I’m proud of that so many people are seeing and enjoying.

What do you want people to take away from your sound?
I don’t really care what people take from my stuff; I just want to make sure that I like it.

Who would you say inspires you?
Any artist has been around for 5-10 years, and even longer. Those are the types of artists that inspire me. Simply because of their work ethic and the amount of music that has been put out for such a long period of time is super awesome to see.

What are you most excited for? What’s next for you?
The first record was called TV, and now I’m excited to take the TV and make it HD.


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