Trey Snow is a recording artist born and raised in Oakland, California. His sound can be described in many different ways because he is a very versatile artist. His content is raw and relatable; it's just the story of a young conflicted kid becoming a jaded man.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
The thing that made me want to start creating music is I needed an outlet and canvas to put my thoughts and feelings on. I had a pretty rough life growing up, so I gravitated to music and art. I played saxophone in the school bands from 4th - 8th grade. In middle school I really started to get into tagging and graffiti, Art, Design. My brother who's a rapper was recording making music at the time. I always use to make own little remixes to songs even as a kid, and one day i decided to write some stuff down, and I've been in love ever since.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Nothing super crazy has happen to me yet. I've met a few legends, and have performed live but nothing to wild. Every time I see a video of someone playing one of my songs, I think this is crazy.
What has been the high point of your music path?
The high point of my career has been progression. I love trying to improve and make the next my best song.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
The way I approach song writing is by feeling if that makes sense. I normally will just go through a list of beats and freestyle over all of them a couple of times for a concept and focus on the feeling it gives me. Then I'll take that polish it, and start filling in the blanks. But sometimes I may have a situation I want to talk about, so I’ll write about it and then find the song.
Let's take a break and check out Trey's video "Bohemian Castboy Pt.2 / Oaths "THE MOVIE" (DIR. UZIMOVIE)"
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 biggest challenge independent artist deal with is Promo and Radio. But it's dope that the way things are changing a lot more Indy labels and artist are getting full run beyond the typical reach.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
If I could share the stage with 1 artist alive, it would have to be Andre 3000. I remember as a kid i thought he was he coolest, because there was no one with an aesthetic like him and he had bars. One of the earliest song I remember prominently is "Mrs.Jackson" and the range it had. Big Boi is a Goat also.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
My sessions are generally very relaxed. A lot of smoking, some drinking here or there, and a ton of rapping.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
This is a tough question, because I make a lot of songs that challenge me. But at this point in time of all the music I've released I would have to say Birthday from "FTH THE CASTING TAPE" my last project. This was a challenging song because it talks about a situation that happened recently, and it was just hard feeling so self-conscious about being so vulnerable.
What's coming up in the future?
I have some more features coming with the homies GiLO & Lucci. Plus I'm working on a new project "FTH THE CASTING TAPE PT 2 : THE DEMO TAPE". Which will be coming out soon. This project is more of a project. I'm excited because it's already sounding fire, and i feel like I’m taking another step of progression. I think a lot of the things people want to hear from me are on this project.
Tell us where fans can access your music?