Super Talented Birdhouse Creates New History

Super Talented Birdhouse Creates New History

Birdhouse is a pop singer songwriter from Chicago Illinois, inspired by his influences such as Justin Timberlake, Lauv, and Jeremy Zucker. His new style is centered on his music that is about anything from love, family and his own self story. Birdhouse is releasing his first two singles in 2021. He came from a family of four older brothers who taught him a lot about how to be himself and be open to whatever challenges came his way. Birdhouse has been performing ever since he was a kid. Singing the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. He has always lived by helping others in his life as when he was two years old he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He received a lot of help from his family and friends. Now his goals are to achieve his dream of being a recording artist while helping his family and also opening an after school program in Chicago and in Nashville for kids with special needs. His mission is always to create music that everyone can enjoy while being his authentic self in his writing and performing.

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MT: Who are some of your musical influences? When did you know music was your calling and when did you figure out why you needed to pursue music as your career?

Birdhouse: When I was 2 years old I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and I learned to sing before I could talk. I would always listen to music with my mom while going to speech therapy classes so I knew in my heart that music would be with me for the rest of my life.

 

MT: How long have you been singing and performing for?

Birdhouse: I have been performing since I was about five or six years old. My first gig that I remember was singing the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs which was a dream of mine ever since I started singing. Ever since then I have performed all around the United States.

 

MT: Who do you enjoy listening to as a fan?

Birdhouse: It changes every day. My inspirations as an artist are Justin Timberlake, Jeff Buckley and even Gorillaz. Now I am currently listening to artists like Jeremy Zucker, A Tribe Called Quest, Daft Punk, Miles Davis, Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei. I think as an artist you need to expand your music pallet to what will inspire you to write more. I will always be listening to new music everyday. I always walk 10,000 steps everyday and thats when I try and listen to a new song or a full album.

 

MT: When was your very first recording and release?

Birdhouse: This is my first release. It is a true honor to have this be my first release and have people tell me how much they enjoy listening to the song.

 

MT: You recently released your single “New History”. Can you explain how this more about the meaning of the song and how it ties into your music goals?

Birdhouse: The meaning of this song is with a past relationship and wanting to have one more shot to rekindle the spark in the relationship. The song talks about how the relationship ended and this is more of a personal story for me. Seeing someone that I do still have feelings for is not in my life anymore and may never be in my life. The story of “New History” is  having one chance to say your true feelings, say what you really want to say to the one that you still have feelings for. When this particular relationship ended it was upsetting and the song was a way to cope with my feelings of not having the chance to say it to her personally but I can through this song. This song can also mean more as starting a new chapter in your life with new and amazing experiences. Especially with this year taking a toll on a lot of people. I believe that this song will be a good start to an amazing 2021

 

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MT: Can you describe your current sound? Has your sound changed since you wrote your first song? 

Birdhouse: My current song is a mixture of Justin Timberlake and a fun atmosphere that people will enjoy listening to when they are outside in the summer days.

 

MT:  Do you have a favorite performance to date and why?

Birdhouse: My first ever performance in Nashville is still my favorite gig so far. It was on my 21st birthday and we rented a small venue right next to my college. I thought no one would show up but we sold out the show in about 30 minutes and we reached capacity in about 25 minutes. It meant a lot to me as my journey has had many bumps along the way, but when I did that show I knew that I was doing the right thing.

 

MT: What has been your biggest challenge in your music career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

Birdhouse: My biggest challenge for me is trying to invent a new sound. I think that with Pop music it is hard to create a new sound that people will really love. My goal is always to make a song with a sense of purpose and wanting to grow as an artist while staying to my roots.

 

MT: From what you have learned about your challenges in the music business, what advice would you like to give upcoming new artists?

Birdhouse: Never stop!!! There are going to be days where you are mad at yourself and the people that are helping you. Never get in your head because when you do thats when things get bad.

 

MT: Besides singing, do you play any musical instruments? How long have you been playing them?

Birdhouse: I play a little piano and guitar but I want to get better at the Bass. It is the most essential instrument when you’re in a band. I have played the guitar for 4 years and I have played the guitar for about 3 years on and off.

 

MT: What’s a typical day for you? Do you work on your music every day? What other activities or hobbies besides music do you like to do that your fans may like to know about?

Birdhouse: I work on music everyday but I am also an avid runner and am looking to complete my first Marathon in August or even earlier. I also want to get into filming and acting as when I was a kid I was always inspired by actors like Jim Carrey and Robin Williams.

 

MT: What would you like fans to know about the meaning behind the music on your EP?

Birdhouse: That this is my true self. I have worked on this music for a better part of two years. I love what I am doing and I want every person who listens to these songs to know that I gave it my all and I will continue to do that until I can’t anymore.

 

MT: Do you have any up-coming performances you would like fans to know about? Is there anything else you would like to announce for your fans or anything you would like them to know?

Birdhouse: I will be starting to do more gigs in the next couple of months and starting a charity show in the next month of Autism Awareness.

 

MT: Do you have any specific rituals or do anything specific before you head out on stage or even before you record your vocals in the studio?

Birdhouse: I always text my mom and dad before a gig. She’s been my rock during my journey and I always text her before I go perform. I now have a little nephew so I may have to facetime him, my brother and sister-in-law before going on to give me that extra confidence.

 

MT: Where can people see you perform next; are you planning on taking your music out to the fans?

Birdhouse: I am going to be doing Instagram live sessions in the next couple of weeks until we can go out and do shows. I am always wanting to engage with the people who listen to my music wherever they may be. Autism Awareness Month is in April so I will hopefully be doing a couple of shows where all of the money from the shows goes to after-school and therapy programs.

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