Believe in yourself more
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Josh: If you could direct someone to an artist other than yourself. Who you think deserves more following and deserves more listening? Who would you recommend and why?
Will: Oh, that's an easy one. I think there are there are two guys that are holding massive esteem. So there's a guy called Peabod Raps or just Peabod and he’s class.
The Second is this South African guy called Matthew Mole. He's been around for a bit longer but I love his stuff. He released an album last year I think called Ghosts. And there's just this indie, pop artist and kind of percussion and the song doesn't go where you think or go, it has all these twists and turns. And I just love the way that he writes.
Josh: So from where you're at right now, where do you think this journey is taking you?
Will: I think that for me, you just have to take one step at a time. You know, it's good to have the bigger picture of “Yeah, I'd like to be on a world stage one day I want people to hear my songs, God has given me this gift and I love doing it. I want to be able to do it full time. I want to work with awesome artists.”
I want to do those things, but at the same time, it's just taking every step one at a time seeing where God leads you with each one.
Josh: Okay, so the Big Time Machine question. You get to go back 10 years and give your former self one piece of advice. What piece of advice do you give yourself?
Will: Believe in yourself more? Even now I believe in myself more. I think sometimes you don't see the gold that's in you, you don't see the talents you have. And then when you look back, you think I could have done so much more, and sometimes I feel that.
I was very scared of being arrogant when I was younger, but I think often that lack of self-belief is going to hold you back more than arrogance will.
Not being arrogant is good, but God's made us in his image so I think a lot of the time we're much better than we actually think we are.
So yeah, to have more faith, to have more strength, to believe in myself a bit more. Be bolder, be braver.
Josh: Just before we wrap up, give a shout out to all your social media. Where can we find you on the internet?
My latest song is “Are you ready?”, the next song will be “Screen Revolution” out next month.
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