Our November 2019 issue featuring Hoodie Allen, Allie X, joan, Wrabel, Dessa, Spencer Sutherland, Austin City Limits and more. Read below for a short snippet from two artists featured.
Featured on the cover of our November 2019 issue, Hoodie Allen has built his fanbase from scratch into one of the most loyal fanbases of all.
For any aspiring artist, it takes a lot of work and dedication to put yourself out there and get recognized. It might be a bit easier in today’s world, with social media being so prevalent and part of our everyday routine. Whether you know from a young age you want to pursue music or start later in life, taking the initial jump to that begin that journey with endless possibilities can be quite daunting.
Rapper Steven Adam Markowitz, professionally known as Hoodie Allen, knew from a young age he wanted to pursue music. He discovered his love for hip-hop and rap at 10 years old, rapping to beats he would find online. He then showcased his talent to the internet at 13 and to his friends and family and 16. Yet, like most aspiring artists who drop everything in the moment, he didn’t quit everything and dive right into the music. He continued with high school, went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he is a proud alum of as shown in his lyrics and after, managed to even land a job at Google.
Our November 2019 issue also features Spencer Sutherland, who has worked his way through creating music, incredible live performance and more.
Performing. Fans. Tours. The support. Having people shout lyrics back at you. All things a person pursuing a career in music dreams of doing and having. For pop and R&B singer-songwriter Spencer Sutherland, that dream is now a reality.
Ending his first headlining tour in August, “The Freaking Out Tour,” with multiple sold-out shows, the 27-year-old could not be more excited for what his future holds.
Sutherland’s music gives off a raw, authentic story in his lyrics with a strong R&B sound that has hints of soulful twist to it. Acoustic and electric guitar with bass and groovy beats that combine with Sutherland’s ability to hit low and high notes flawlessly creates music that’s sure to make you feel different emotions with each and every song.
The Ohio native had an interesting jump start into music when he was given the opportunity to be apart of season 14 of the UK version of The X Factor. Although he didn’t make it far in the competition, that never discouraged the passionate singer. Reflecting back on that experience Sutherland said it helped him “find himself as a person and artist more.” Prior to auditioning in 2017, Sutherland had released a single called “Heartstrings” in 2013 which was put on U.S. radio rotation and then later released another single in 2015.
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