Taking the leap to pursue an artistic career instead of taking the well-trodden path can be intimidating at times. Yet, it is a decision that young musical sensation Skyler Parks, known as skylerprks on social media, is glad to have taken. Skyler is well on his way to building a stunning career in music with his strong beats and killer rhythm. We caught up with this up-and-coming musical superstar in an exclusive interview where he talked about his career and what music means to him.
Q. Hello Skyler, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Our first question is, when did you realize your love for music?
A. The pleasure’s mine.
I grew up in a small town in Alaska. During elementary school, I was immersed in music. I started to play the piano, violin, and a variety of other instruments. Music was my escape from reality. I was able to tune out all of my insecurities and doubts through music. I knew I wanted to be a professional musician someday, but I didn’t know how to get there.
Q. What has been your journey like to make music your career?
A. I developed a rigid release schedule for my tracks. I want to get my voice and my musical style out there, and the best way to do that is to release lots of music. I’ve worked with social media gurus to build my online following so that my work can reach out to wider audiences. I currently have over 600,000 followers on my Instagram. I post on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, and I’ve made a significant impact on these platforms.
Q. What inspires you to make music?
A. I love that music has the ability to release your emotions. My life and my feelings are what my music is all about. I pour my deepest thoughts and emotions into my work, and I hope that other people can feel that while they listen.
Music is a gateway to the soul. And Skyler Parks is excited to continue pouring his soul out to others through his tracks as they continue to gain popularity. Here’s wishing this musical sensation all the best for the future.