Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!
Intro: Now, I myself have dabbled a few times in music making, but nothing I have made has ever been as good as 12-year-old Lucas Roberts’ two instrumental songs Tsunami and Spring Rain. I met this young Virginian through the Young Writers Workshop, and when I heard one of his drafts, I had to hear more- okay, I wanted to hear more.
I am more of a Christian rap and hip-hop guy, but Mr. Robert’s songs are there with Electric Daisy Violin by Lindsay Sterling as some of the catchiest songs I’ve listen to; those three, along with Moon Trance by Sterling, are literally the only instrumental songs I like to hear. If I were to choose-
Alright, Danny-Boy, I think they get it; you like his music, and you don’t normally like instrumental music.
Now get back to your interview.
You’re never this submissive…
Shush. I’ve got to get back to my interview.
Lucas Roberts is just one of the many amazing examples that prove that young people can.
When I looked at my blog post schedule, I saw that the post I was supposed to publish today was a ‘Book Review of ____’. I realized that I had not read any book that I really wanted to do a review on at the time, and that I did not have enough time to read another book, so I switched it to an ‘Interview With ____’, and immediately started thinking of a good person to interview. I was listening to Spotify at the time and had the YWW Community tab open at the time, and the combination of both made me remember Mr. Roberts and his amazing draft he let me listen to. I came to him with an interview request, and he accepted.
Let us now get started with the actual interview!
Question (Q): To start off, what are a few of your hobbies?
Answer (A): I like (of course) creating music. I also like playing sports including Basketball and Baseball.
Q: When, and at what age, did you start making music?
A: I started almost a year ago, right after I turned 12.
Q: What inspired you to start making music, and where do you draw inspiration from still?
A: I listened to a lot of music, and I was interested in how it was made. So I looked it up. I realized that I could make it too! So that’s how I became interested.
Q: Are you ever going to put vocals into your songs, or will you stick with instrumental?
A: I am collaborating with other people, and they are singing, but no, I will probably never sing to my songs.
Q: Do you plan on pursuing music as a career?
A: All I can say is that I’ve thought about it. I don’t know how well I could become a pro.
Q: Who are your four favorite artists?
A: NF, Lecrae, Au5, and Capital Kings.
Q: Where can we find you- and your music?
A: You can find my music on basically any music sharing sites, with examples like Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and many others. My name on all of those sites is LJRoberts Music.
Q: What do you use to make music, and what do you suggest to others?
A: I use FL Studio (A digital audio workstation) and that’s what I would recommend to anyone else who decides to try out the music industry.
Q: What advice for anyone who may want to start making music as well?
A: The first thing you should do is watch some tutorials on how it’s done instead of trying to figure it out yourself. I know from experience that it takes a lot longer to do it yourself then get help from others.
Q: Do you have anything else you’d like to say?
Outro: I’d like to thank you, Lucas, for allowing me to interview you! I now dub myself as one of the top twenty biggest fans of your songs. I’m not sure if I’m even allowed to do that… I’ll let someone else dub people, I guess. Maybe I’m in the top 50, or something. I don’t know.
To my readers, I hope you listen to the songs and love them as much as I did, if not more!
With God’s help,
Daniel L. Amador
CREDIT TO LUCAS ROBERTS FOR PHOTO [LJROBERTS MUSIC LOGO].