In an interview with Spotlight Magazine, Edison Salvador has had the opportunity to share his journey as a recording artist, actor, and musician in the industry. He also drops some gems for aspiring artists.
Let’s talk about your daily routine. Can you briefly describe/outline your typical day?
Every day is a challenge mentally on the next song or project. My routine is to get a lot of sleep, eat healthy, exercise, and make music. You always want to try and add some meditation in there to help cleanse the mind so that you can have more efficiency in the thought process of the next track. I’m all about keeping my body as active as possible. If there is one thing that I have learned, a healthy routine can help you in every single way as an artist, so I try my best not to mess up the flow of that lifestyle.
You’ve previously spoken about artists you’ve been influenced by; can you share a bit more about that?
My influencers have always been some of the most dynamic artists the music world has ever seen. Those names include guys like Usher, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, B2K, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Aaliyah, Ne-Yo, Ginuwine, and many more. Usher is my all-time favorite artist. He is the one that inspired me to make music. The first album I have ever listened to was the “My Way” album, and the very first song I heard was “You Make Me Wanna.” I bought my first CD when I was six years old, and it was the “8701” album. You can honestly consider me a big Usher fan. These artists that I have mentioned were so unique for their time that they inspired me to be unique in my way. They were great, which means I wanted to be great as well.
What does your creative workflow look like in the studio?
In the studio, there is a lot of focus going on during my sessions. I like to take my time and not rush into how a song should go. Everything needs to be fresh and clean for the process to work out perfectly. I always have my producers in there so that there is guidance on where I can do better and fix certain parts of a song. There is an excellent workflow when in the studio when I am in there because I am so focused on creating great pieces that all I have to do is have a great time and sing.
My inspirations tend to come from experiences that I have been through in my life. They could also come from situations that I have seen others get themselves into. I will think of scenarios that I have not gone through before, but I will think about what I would do if it were to happen. There is always the fantasy thought process that is fun because we all love a good fairy tale.
There’s a lot more music on the way. I am also getting a bit more serious about acting and getting involved with film projects. I got collaborations on the way that I know my fans will love and new fans that will come along. I am looking to give you guys songs that show who I am with different tones in music.
I want to be the best artist I can be. I want to go on tour and perform for all my fans out there in different states. I have not been able to travel much over the past year and a half, but I hope to get into doing that soon. I want to network with as many people as I can to help advance my career. Taking it to the next level is the ultimate goal.
If you had three tips for aspiring artists, what would they be?
I would tell artists to be unique, learn, and communicate. You always want to be amazing because when you separate yourself from the commonality around you in music, it is straightforward to create an identity that people will identify you as. I tell artists to learn so that they can explore more into who they are as far as their work, and they will be able to add more to their repertoire. When I say communicate, I want all singers, musicians, and rappers to network with different people ranging from promoters, producers, songwriters, managers, fans, executives, and other artists. You never know who can help take you to the next level, and all it takes is one person to change the game for you. That can mean a whole lot for your career.
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