Korean-American artist, SANG recently made his debut with enticing track and music video, “Fantasy”. SANG grew up in South Korea before moving to the United States to study at Brown University. Along the way, he also modeled in Los Angeles and now he’s currently studying at the University of Southern California and pursuing his musical career. It’s obvious that SANG is talented and a smart individual; you may be wondering how he got into music when on the foreground, he has an impressive academic background. SANG is constantly pushing himself to learn and excel in new things and continues to break barriers and excel in whatever he sets his mind to. It’s only a matter of time before his latest fantasy of reaching pop stardom becomes a reality.
I had the opportunity to talk with SANG about his debut single, “Fantasy” among other things.
For the readers who don’t know who you are, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi! My name is Sang, and I am currently attending the University of Southern California (USC) law school. I was modeling in Los Angeles and decided to start my music career this past year, combining multiple elements of K-Pop, R&B, Electronic, and Hip-Hop.
How did you discover your love/passion for music?
I always liked singing from my childhood, and I am glad that I had an opportunity to work with people who have creative mindsets in Los Angeles, California.
What is the message you’d like to share with the music you make?
I think my message with my music changes from song to song. I want to relate to people by creating music that can help you escape or know that you aren’t the only ones going through the things you struggle with.
Talk about your debut single, “Fantasy”, what does this song mean to you and what’s the inspiration behind it?
My debut single “Fantasy” is about telling the girl that if she believes in me and trusts in me, then I can fulfill any of her wildest fantasies. In the writing session, we all had a collectively similar experience and after creating the beat, we started incorporating these different details into the song.
You grew up in South Korea and moved to the states to pursue your academics. Being in two countries where the music scene is extraordinary, would you say both the US and Korea influenced you musically?
I think both the US and Korea influenced me musically. When I was attending Brown University, I noticed that K-pop was gaining popularity through watching some of YouTube videos. After seeing that some of the songs that were in the Korean language were being featured in top song/album charts in the United States, it gave me a boost in confidence to pursue music.
If you could give young aspiring artists one piece of advice, what would it be?
If I have to give one piece of advice, then I would recommend young aspiring artists to make a lyric or music video that would help listeners to get to know you more because I think it creates a deeper connection to the music they’re listening to.
Do you have any upcoming news/plans you’d like to share? Any last thoughts?
I am planning to release my next song within a month! Thank you!
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