Skylar Stecker- Her Take On Self-care & Claiming Her Place in Pop Culture

Q: Who Is Skylar?

A: I am a Taurus, a fierce competitor, an entertainer, and an old soul who knows what I want and isn't scared to work hard to get it.

Q: What Sparked your interest in music?

A: I started at a young age writing music, playing multiple instruments, and performing. I feel connected to it in a way that is hard to explain. Music is truly part of me. It's the thing that I think about from the minute I wake up until the minute I go to bed. I couldn't live without it and feel incredibly fortunate that I get to do what I love every day.

Q: What inspired you to become a music artist:

A: When I was young, I was obsessed with music. I played multiple instruments and would walk around the house with a CD boombox listening to everything R&B from Mary J Blige to Mariah Carey. As you can imagine...when I found out I could sing, something clicked, and I immediately knew that this is what I was supposed to do and that I needed to find a way to get better and be around music 24/7.

Q: What is it you like best about being an Artist?

A: I am extremely detail-oriented, so sonically for me, the entire process of writing, perfecting songs, creating visuals, live shows, etc is all fun and exciting to me. I also love that the industry is fast-moving and ever-changing! It keeps me on my toes and forces me to challenge myself, grow and elevate! 

Q: When & How did it all begin?

A: Well, the initial discovery was a total fluke and/or fate because I don’t come from a musical background. But at 9 years old I was asked to sing at a school talent show and immediately came off stage after being obsessed with finding new ways that I could perform again live. After a few Google searches, I came across a Christina Aguilera video of her performing the National Anthem at a sporting event, so I learned it, submitted myself singing it to any contact emails I could find online, and then eventually started getting booked all over the US singing the anthem for different college and pro sports teams. It was a crazy whirlwind, but without those opportunities, I am not sure if I would've had the confidence to move out to California and pursue a music career at such an early age. 

Q: How do you make sure you have time to create? Do you have a set time or build it into your schedule?

A: I'm always creating & to me that’s of course the #1 priority because that is where everything starts. For instance, when I'm working on a new project, I have hundreds of sessions, and in between those I'm still at home writing, vocal producing, etc. in my "closet" studio as well. It never stops, and I love that it doesn’t! 

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