THE MEMORABLE DON MAI
Don Mai talks about making his music memorable.
Do you have some hot new sounds in the works right now with your music?
Yes! I'm on a music producing/songwriting journey where I'm expanding my taste and diversity of my original music. Starting music production has made it possible to take my songwriting and sound to the next level. My next single will once again sound different from my previous releases while staying true to my pop sound!
Is it difficult to release new music?
For me it is as I always struggle to finish my songs unless there is a deadline or a required date to finish. I tend to write the chorus and then start a new song afterwards, which is a bad habit I've been trying to fix for years but habits are hard to break.
What kind of sounds can your fans expect from you next?
My next song is the first song I've flipped a sample as I usually create the parts myself. As the 80's sound has made a huge comeback recently with songs such as 'Blinding lights' by Theweeknd, 'Stay' by Thekidlaroi, 'Anyone' by Justin Bieber and so much more I wanted to create an 80's inspired song myself. The best way to describe this song is to picture yourself driving in your car on your way to an event and having a good night.
Is there ever a moment you want to change something in your music last minute?
No, I am usually content with what songs I choose to release as it's the one I've worked hard on finishing as I struggle to finish songs and generally like to write the chorus and leave it at that, so if I’ve chosen a song to finish, I will
Would you consider yourself a perfectionist?
I used to be but I've found that in music, that trait can sometimes hold you back and there has to be some sort of balance and I've learnt to trust my instincts and less can be more.
What strides are you making to include in new music?
I want to create memorable songs where my audience can listen to and singalong while also bringing relatability where people are brought back to a specific memory similar to what I'm feeling
Most basic piece of advice that you are so happy you've learned along the way of your journey?
Take everything as they come and make the best of it. I felt very lost in my music journey at the start and always felt like I wasn't very good but everything takes time, practice and discovery. It's taken me a long time to be proud of what I do and what I've done to get to where I am! and yet I've still got so much more