Stephen Voyce is an upcoming force in the music scene. His style blends elements of Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B to create his infectious sound. Voyce lives for his passion of creating music. With a large, rapidly growing fan base, multiple awards and nominations, and music that is topping charts, there is no doubt that Voyce will continue to grow in popularity. His most recent release that fans are raving about is his catchy tune, “Summer Lust.”
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music?
Absolutely. My mum. She taught to me believe in the “magic” of this world, that I could be anything I want to be so long as I believe in myself and am willing defy expectations. When she passed away, music became more than just a passion, it became a way for me to share that legacy with the world. It allowed me to share my story and empower others to reach for their dreams.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Every time someone reaches out to me to tell me how much my music means to them, that is the craziest thing, and I always feel so grateful. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the beautiful souls that connect to my craft. I think that’s why I love social media so much, it bridges the gap between the creators and their audience.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Walking on set, at Fh-Studio, for the Summer Lust music video shoot. So many people came together to create the visuals for the single, and I couldn’t help but feel humbled. In that moment, it felt like I was reaching the next level, and everyone involved in that video was there to make sure I got there.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
It all depends on the moment, and my level of involvement in the music production. For the songs that I produce, they are born from a feeling that suddenly overwhelms me. I’ll have a melody in my head, and the second I get to my piano or guitar and play it, everything just kind of floods through. Music is a feeling for me, if I’m not connected to a feeling then I know that I am not meant to write that song.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
I think the entertainment industry in general puts too much focus on everything but the art itself. Sometimes it feels like it is less about the talent and more about who you know. But then again, I think that applies to all industries. In my perfect utopia, art will always speak for itself. But I think we’re getting there. We live in a digital age where voices that once went unheard are now starting to have an impact.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Eminem. I’ve always imagined myself performing the chorus of an Eminem song. And why? Do I have even have to say why? It’s Eminem! HA HA… Marshall, can we make this happen?
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I think every artist has some strange pre-show ritual that is completely illogical but makes perfect sense to them and only them. For me, I absolutely must do some sort of cardio the day of the show, eat a green apple, and drink a special concoction I make. Beyond that I just trust that I know what I’m doing.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Funnily, it was Summer Lust, not because I had a hard time writing the song, but because of the mindset switch I needed to allow myself to get into before embarking on the project that Summer Lust is attached to. Fans that have followed my music for a while now know that my music, historically, was very “heavy”, because music reflects my life at the time that the song is written. Once I got to this new chapter in my life, it became clear to me that I was in much better place. So I wanted to tackle “mainstream” music, or whatever that even really means. I just knew that the music had to always stay true to me, so I had to discover what mainstream means to me.
Make sure to check out the music video for "Summer Lust" here!!
What's coming up in the future?
I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say, so I’ll just say this, more music and an album for certain in 2018. I’m always up to something ha ha.
Tell us where fans can access your music.