By: Megan Williams
An exclusive interview with Skye Stevens.
Photo: Skye Stevens
Rising star Skye Stevens is definitely someone to keep an eye on. His music is guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance-his first single “Takes All Night” earned him a well-deserved spot in the Top 20 of the Billboard Dance charts. Extreme talent, exuberant personality and a lot of hard work have already taken Skye to some incredible heights, and it looks as though he has no intention of slowing down.
He describes his music as “a fusion of pop, dance, with an R&B/Urban undertone to it.” His music video for “Takes All Night” has exceeded one million views on YouTube, and now his other video for the song “Rewind” is being played in malls and outlets across the US. Aside from his obvious vocal talent, Skye displays another one of his gifts in his videos- dancing.
“I was 5 years old in a dance studio and wanted to be in the front performing even though I wasn’t doing the routine correctly at all, I just wanted to be performing in the front and going for it.”
He is also no stranger to performing, and watching videos of him performing live, it is evident that Skye is totally at home on the stage. Charismatic dance moves, stellar vocals and a stage presence to be envied- a chance to see Skye live is not an opportunity to be missed.
“Each city (and country) has served different feelings and reactions, all unique and positive to me,” He said, when we asked where his favourite place to perform live was. “But my favorite, personally, would be the second show I ever did in a small club in Sacramento. It was the first time I just really let go and performed on stage, singing my own music and just went for it. I was dancing so hard and singing with so much passion, brought girls on stage and just let loose.”
Perhaps one of the most unique things about Skye is the way in which he interacts with his fan base. A while ago Stevens started a weekly twitter chat, entitled “Sunday With Skye” which allows his fans to get to know him on a more personal level.
“Even though I’m a performer at heart, and do big energy shows, off-stage I was actually kind of shy with my fans when I first started out. One Sunday I was up early and I wanted my fans to get to know me better and let down my wall, so I said “I’m up early everyone! Come spend Sunday morning with me, and ask whatever you want. Just hashtag “#SundayWithSkye” and lets hangout” and ever since then I kept doing it every Sunday, (unless I had a show, or shoot, or conflict) and stayed in touch with my close fans and met new ones from all over the world.”
Photo: Skye Stevens
Growing up in the entertainment world can’t be an easy thing to do, but Skye feels having been involved in auditions from a young age has helped him in his career.
“I kind of feel like a child who grew up in a house that spoke several languages and can naturally jump from Spanish to English to German.” Skye told us.
“I will just be walking down the street and groove and pop and lock without even realizing it or even when I’m waiting for the elevator I'll be singing a song to myself. It’s natural for me to be creative and do creative things, its something I was born into and it’s now a part of my DNA.”
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