DRIP DROPS of HIP-HOP from CHATTANOOGA
By Sammy Lowdermilk
What's the new project "Wanderlove" about? Is there a theme or is it a collection of unrelated thoughts? ("Wanderlove" drops May 14th!)
The meaning behind "Wanderlove" is actually a few different things... The word Wanderlove is actually a word I kind of made up branched off of the word wanderlust which means a strong desire to travel. I put my own twist on the word and made "Wanderlove" which I meant to mean a strong desire to travel with love. The first successful song that I released to the public I actually named "Wanderlove" so it's just kind of a sentimental thing for me and just kind of felt right naming my debut album the same thing! Another reason I decided to go with "Wanderlove" is that a majority of the songs on my album are love songs or songs you may put in the same category so it really just made sense.
Who all did you work with on the project?
I worked with a handful of different artist on this album, the features include some artist from the label I am signed to ( Rack Racer Music Group ) including Orion Hunter, Mike Jet, T Rizer & 3rd Shyft. I also worked with one other producer whose name is Bayley Hodge aka "Kyleton" he produced 3 of the 10 songs on my album. The rest of the songs were actually produced by myself! I also mixed and mastered every single song.
You just joined the Rack Racer Music Group. What inspired you to be a part of it and who initially reached out?
I love being a part of Rack Racer Music Group ( RRMG ) I was inspired to sign with the label because it doesn't simply just feel like a label. I have gotten really close with a lot of these people and it has gotten to where it feels more like a family to me. All of my best friends nowadays are also artist who are signed to RRMG... T Rizer was the one who initially reached out. I was actually recording in a studio with Orion Hunter & Mike Jet at the time that was owned by someone else at the time and he would let us use it when he wasn't there! Orion & T Rizer were introduced by a local engineer and he then introduced him to us. One thing led to another and today we are all three signed artists to RRMG!
When did you start creating music and what or who was the inspiration?
I actually started doing music when I was 16 years old. I had gotten grounded for doing some things my parents didn't agree with and they put me on lockdown for the whole summer! I had a Mac computer that had garage band on it so I would download instrumental beats off of YouTube and drag it into garage band and continued to write to these beats. When I finished I had a pair of beats headphones that had a small microphone on it that I would record my vocals into. I really just started doing it because I was bored but it turned into something that I am extremely passionate about. I had a brother who passed away at the age of 2 months, his name was Garrison and I would say that he is the biggest inspiration in not just my music but in everyday life.
What else is in store in 2019 for Thermo? And what are your goals for this year?
No doubt there will be more music to come this year! After the album is released on May 14th I will then start working on music videos and such. I've also got some singles already lined up for the summer and towards the end of the year. Some of my goals for 2019 include growing my fan base and getting some more live shows lined up! I have made some huge accomplishments already and we are only 4 months into the year so I can't wait to see what the rest of 2019 has in store for me!
Rapid fire, random questions:
Pizza or burger? Burger no doubt!
Favorite childhood toy? My favorite childhood toy had to be my skateboard. I would go outside and ride my skateboard around for hours.
If you have a couple of hours in a day, what are you watching? If I have a few hours of free time I'm definitely watching The Office!
Fun or interesting fact about you that most don't know? An interesting fact about me that most people don't know is that I actually played sports my whole life and had goals of playing college athletics but I actually tore my ACL my junior and senior year of high school so those goals were shot down the drain.
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