Performing today at LOVE FROM HOME FEST, music artist TUND3, is set to make their debut on NAKID but first we wanted to sit down with them for a short interview and feature a new track ‘The Internet – Hold On (BB SP Edit)’! Check him out LIVE! today playing 6:45 – 7:15 PM EST / 3:45 – 4:15 PM PST!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your story. How did your background and culture shape you and what creative expression means to you and why?
I go by the name Tund3, pronounced (toon-day). Im a young Nigerian artist from Miami, FL. I was raised in a new York-like city known as Lagos in Nigeria where I spent most of my childhood then completed my teenage years in the United states in a small unincorporated region of Miami called Ives dairy. Creative expression has been something I’ve been very big on coming from a culture where the youth and youngsters are often silenced, creative expression is freedom in it of itself.
Artistic expression is beauty in humanity, a way of releasing one’s self from within – was music something that called to you over time more than other artistic avenues or did you just know at some point?
I’ve always liked music, I believe that is innate but I believe I was drawn more by the wide landscape of emerging artist coming out at a time where the direction of music was changing in 2010 with new sounds emerging it was quite exciting.
What was it like growing up in and around Miami for you? How has that shaped your found talent musically?
Miami is a huge melting pot, but it hasn’t changed me as an artist. Better yet, it has just fueled my lyrics and perspective on different subjects and everyday life in Miami.
What are some of your heaviest influences in art, music, just creatively in general, your top three favorites?
My top 3 favorite acts include kanye west, travis scott, and chief keef.
How has your music process and writing changed from when you started, and what things do you focus on most with respect to your brand or image and music that make up you as a music artist?
My creative process of music as changed over the years from purchasing of beats, to more in-house production. From just writing the words to actually feeling them.
How has COVID-19 affected you & your family personally and your community during this period of lockdown?
COVID-19 hasn’t really stop anything as far as the music goes, it only makes it much harder to link up with the people you need. But, on a positive note i have found more and different ways to interact with fans and supporters alike.
What have you been doing during the lockdown to stay sane?
To keep sane I’ve done an IG live performance every other day of the week, watched movies, documentaries, finished the summary of my own anime.
If you had to take one person alive or dead into quarantine lockdown with you for 30 days and you only got one object to take with you, what would it be and who would you pick?
wiz khalifa and some loud pack
What’s the first thing you wanna do or go to when the lockdown ends, what do you miss most?
the first thing on my list after this lockdown is to throw another show. it is well overdue.
What new music do you have on the horizon?
I have new music coming from different genres from pop to Afrobeats, and even trap. sooner than later.
What’s your spirit animal?
My spirit animal would be an elephant. gentle and family oriented.
What’s your favorite thing about making music and playing music live?
Making music is a way to express my thoughts, emotions, feelings and surroundings. It is therapeutic. I get to say things on songs i cant say in real life.
What’s one thing that was a challenge you had to overcome choosing this music path and how did it affect you and your writing?
The most challenging about being an upcoming artist would have to be the funding because it does get expensive.but keep thriving and you will overcome
What’s the hardest thing about being a musician?
The hardest thing about being a musician is the changes that happens when one becomes successful from the stress to balancing family and friends
How do you think the DYI movement through social media and internet in general has changed the industry and changed the way musical artists like yourself get discovered and reach new fans? What’s that kind of personal ability to directly connect to your fans meant to you as an artist and during this time? How do you think this event in history will change the internet and how we interact socially whether it be music or art or just in general?
This will definitely change things. I don’t know in which direction but things will def change. From our interactions to communication skills, and even discovering.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists and those out there having a hard time during this time?
My advice for upcoming artist during this tough time is that you should not stop regardless of whatever is going on around you. Find innovative ways to interact with the people.
Thank you to TUND3 for sitting down with us and performing at DAY 2 of LOVE FROM HOME FEST – Check him out LIVE! today playing 6:45 – 7:15 PM EST / 3:45 – 4:15 PM PST!