Tray Milz - 10 Questions Interview
TrayMilz, born Trayron Lennoris Milton Jr. from Savannah, entered the R&B game to bring raw, relatable, and catchy melodies to this millennium. His artistry takes you to the pop side of R&B and exudes a melodic mood to rhythm and blues. The young singer/ songwriter draws his inspiration from the likes of Chris Brown , Usher, and Trey Songz. Tray has dabbled in all areas of entertainment. Modeling in New York Fashion Week, having been spotted in a few films, and touring with the acts of Mindless Behavior and OMG Girlz—as a backup dancer at just the age of 14—makes this, now 21 year-old, prodigy no stranger to the business. Leaving the young artist with no choice, but to explore his other passion and step into the music realm.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
My sister is a 16 year old rapper that goes by the name of Flau'jae. And just seeing her success at such a young age gives me so much inspiration.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
The craziest thing that has ever happened had to be me hearing my song being played in a place I had never been. It humbled me and made realize I can do anything that I put my mind to.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Hearing from A&R's and blogs, and having them tell me that I have a real future in music. To know that so many highly respected and musically talented individuals have so much respect and positive things to say about me is the best feeling ever.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
In order to create, I have to have the beat or music, and from there I develop a tune or melody in my head. And the last step would be coming up with the pain and trauma to fill in the words.
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?
The biggest challenge would be the idea that indie are less talented because they aren't mainstream or as popular. If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Chris Brown simply has inspired me in ways that people wouldn't understand. He changed the way I hear and make music and I am eternally grateful.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
The only way for me to have a successful rehearsal is repetition. To incessantly go over the goal is the only way for me to ensure a smooth performance.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Expectations, was difficult to put into words because it spoke about the trauma I faced with going up without a father, being forced to pursue a career in something I wasn't interested in, and allowing other people to define me as a person.
What's coming up in the future?
Within the next 3 years, millions of people will have heard and fell in love with my passion, art, and creations, my music.
Tell us where fans can access your music?