LETHVL OPTIKS Interview
How do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? I try to not overthink it. I take it one bar at a time and if I like it, I'll try to find another bar that connects with the previous. I definitely try to make it attention grabbing right off the bat so it makes people kinda like curious about what I'm gonna say next regardless if you like it or not. At this stage of songwriting, it usually takes a week for me to come up with the lyrics for the whole song but its a growing process. Another method I like is just restyling because that also helps with some of the bars I use in my song. A lot of the bars in my songs are based off my freestyles.
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 feel like most upcoming indie artists see famous artists and think like "oh they got big quick" and then proceed to make a song thinking it'll go viral overnight and get upset when it doesn't. It takes time, hard work, and effort to get to where you wanna be. It also takes talent. It definitely took Drake time to get to where he's at. That nigga literally became more famous than his dad! Just keep working at it and don't rush things. You will make it believe me.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I'd say Travis Scott because based off what I've seen when he does live performances, he knows how to keep a crowd hype for the whole concert! His energy is just crazy forreal!
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I usually just drink water before I go so that I can perform with clear words and so my throat wont get dry quick. I also do a little mini performance of song in the mirror to try and see what kind of energy I want from the song. I also like to do warm up workouts before to get me loose and relaxed before I go on. It helps out a lot. And last but not least, I pray. I pray that everything goes well and that I'll have the strength to just perform smoothly without messing up. Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! I actually have 2 songs which deals with love and pain because it shows a side of me that I dont really show to people. Its a more vulnerable and real side of me.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Stream on Spotify
About LETHVL OPTIKS
LETHVL OPTIKS a rapper straight from the heart of Colorado springs has broken in the music scene with his debut song Big Steppa. Born Keoni Coleman, he loved listening to music as a kid especially rap music. He would often wander around the house rapping to himself for fun or freestyle with his brothers and friends as a hobby.
It wasn't until his junior year in high school that he fell in love with rap and took doing music seriously. In March 2021, he started posting music consistently releasing his two hit singles "Scars" and "Status." 2020 was only a snippet of what he can do, what the next few years will hold for him, we can only wait and see.