Band Interview Of The Day – AvenueN9ne

  1. If could introduce yourself for us, who are you? My name is Derrick Williams, and my stage name is AvenueN9ne.
  2. How did you begin to make music? I have always loved music. The way it sounded, the way I felt, everything about music has always drawn me into wanting to know more about that world. I started learning guitar when I was 9, and that was it, I was hooked. 
  3. How long have you been playing? I have been making actual songs since 2014. So a total of 8 years now. I have learned so much about my sound and what I want my music to not only sound like, but feel like. It has been one of the best journeys in my life. 
  4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? Honest, real, raw. 
  5. What are your musical influences? My musical influences range from MJ to Kendrick Lamar, to SIA.  I am a lover of music, so when it is real, I am influenced by it. I really take a lot of strong structure and emotion from older artists, such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and the High Priestess of Soul Nina Simone.
  6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? Not really weird, But rather amazing. I went to see MMF and one of the opening bands, their single climbed to the top of like the balcony seats and backflipped off them into the crowd. So sick.
  7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted? I went to CO for a bit after the restrictions let up a bit. It was one of my favorite getaways. It was the first time in a while that I just relaxed, so not only was it amazing, but much needed as well.  
  8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? The “Speak” album by Lindsey Lohan was such a guilty pleasure of mine LOL I do have a few of these guilty pleasures within music. However, music is music, and if it makes you feel something; the artist did their job. 
  9. What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? “Elsewhere” by Set It Off. I loved their last album and then this one has not disappointed at all. The melodies, the song structure, the vocals. Just a masterpiece from start to finish. 
  10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? Actually yes I do. I have my single “Love Me” dropping April 8th and I am so excited for the world to hear it!

Listen to AvenueN9ne’s latest single, ‘Love Me’ below.