The fan-made LGBTQ musician
Joey Suarez: “This marks the beginning of something exciting!”
Los Angeles based musician Joey Suarez has released his debut EP — Candy Kid.
The first single from the EP is Dancing By Myself.
I caught up with Joey Suarez for a behind-the-scenes look at his new track Dancing By Myself.
How would you describe your track Dancing By Myself?
Dancing By Myself is very self-descriptive. It portrays the feeling of being alone at a club, content with the idea that you were ghosted by someone. I hope it relates to fans who’ve been in very long relationships and are experiencing independence for the first time.
The song grows and changes, a lot like our emotions do when we’re heart-broken. It grows, falls, and picks itself back up again. This song in many ways symbolises my heartbreak.
What do you hope that people feel when they listen to Dancing By Myself?
I hope they feel able to rejoice within their independence. Being alone somewhere doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to have a fun time by yourself.
Why is the partnership with Revry the right move forward for you?
Revry has welcomed me and my music with more love than words can express. So, I gave them exclusive music content. I hope together we can create and spread authentic LGBTQ content to those who need it. I want to encourage more people to speak out loud and become who they are meant to be.
Who are some of your musical heroes or inspirations?
Linkin Park has always had a strong influence on my music. Combined with my love for Daft Punk’s revolutionary sound, and artists like Above and Beyond who were inspired by it. I’ve followed a path of EDM Music with a strong Latin influence.
Creatively, what do you get from creating music and performing live that you don’t get from modelling?
The stage and the studio create a sort of ‘high on life’ feeling that words could never express. Instead, that passion comes through the music that I make. I feel a lot of music and stage artists have this feeling. Some call it butterflies, or even stage fright — I call it a thrill ride. The process of producing a song and taking it to the stage for the first time is exhilarating.
Is social media an effective way to engage with your fans and to build an audience?
I’m a completely fan-made artist. Every song you hear, and every stage I’ve ever taken has been because of my fans. They not only donate, but invest their own money into my musical career. I’m always thankful to my fans for giving me the chance to connect with them and share their influence on me.
What are some of your goals and objectives for the months ahead?
More music! I have remixes, music videos, and some surprises for everyone before the year is over. This marks the beginning of something new and exciting.