Rising Singer/Songwriter Abigail Spenser Hu, tells about what motivated her to begin

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What motivated you to join the music industry? 


A: Over the years I have met some big Hollywood people but I was never interested in joining the party. I first gained interest by doing tags for my bfs beats for fun. At the time I was more focused on my oil painting, still the visual old stuff which I have been doing my whole life. 


I was drawn to the creative aspect of songwriting by a love of music and the desire to share it with others. I was not motivated by a desire for fame at all but I wasn’t against it either, song writing is more a passion for self-expression outlet for me. 


How did you find your own genre?


A: Finding your own genre as a musician can be a process of experimentation and self-discovery which is so challenging but exciting and that’s what I like in life. 


Here are a few steps that may help:


Listen to a wide variety of music: Listen to different genres of music and try to identify the elements that you like and dislike about each one. This can help you to understand your own musical preferences and influences. One of my fav stations is the chill station. I can go on with that all day but I also like the exciting songs that they play, which are more electronic. I could say my personal style is chill electronic but dance sometimes with a splash of pop.  


Experiment with different styles: Try writing and performing songs in different styles to see which ones you feel most comfortable with. This can help you to find your own unique sound.

Reflect on your influences: Think about the artists and bands that have influenced you the most, and how those influences have shaped your music.


Be yourself: The most important thing is to be true to yourself and your own unique voice. Don't try to fit into a specific genre or imitate other artists. Instead, let your own personality and experiences shine through in your music. I am not a life time musician but I always have a good taste in things and know exactly what I like. When I start the song writing process I try not to fit in any genre. I try to catch sparks that vibe with me and record on mic and then see how to make it more organized and make sense for a song. Sometimes I wonder if it’s me I am writing or a god force cos I swear I can hear the song in my head and I am just channeling. 


Keep an open mind and don't be afraid to change it as you grow as an artist, you may find yourself experimenting with different genres, and it's okay to change. Remember, finding your own genre is not a one-time thing, but a continuous process that may change as you grow and evolve as an artist.


What are the important branding factors to keep in mind as a musician ?


A: Authenticity: Your brand should be true to who you are as an artist and should reflect your unique style and message. You have to always stay true to yourself and who you are. One of the things a lot of producers ask me is who do I want to sound like ? Excuse me? I mean I can give you some reference of what I like but I am not trying to be anyone else. I am so lost when people ask me that question, like who started this process for song making and why? 


Storytelling: Develop a compelling story about who you are and what your music represents. This can help to connect with fans on a deeper level and create a sense of loyalty. I have been thinking about telling a continuous story through my music video and who I am. 


Collaboration: Collaborating with other artists, brands, and influencers can help to expand your reach and bring new fans to your music. I am a big collaborator. What's the point of doing everything by yourself? It's no fun.  


Flexibility: Be flexible and open to change, and be willing to adapt your branding strategy as your career and the music industry evolves.


What is the story behind your hit debut single inward ? 


A:  I have always struggled with being partners not being able to be vulnerable in front of me. I wrote about the power of vulnerability, and how by being vulnerable, you can connect to others. I realized that the vulnerability I was feeling was also a source of strength, and that it was helping me to grow as a person and as a musician. 


As I finished the song, I felt a sense of closure and empowerment. I knew that the song was something special, something that would help others not only to heal, but also to connect with others who had gone through similar experiences. From that moment on, my music had a new depth and meaning, I have found a way to connect with my fans and touch their lives in a personal way. And I’d like to keep it that way. I want my songs to carry a message and has a meaning. 


I knew that I would always carry the lessons I have learned from my heartbreak, and that it would continue to inspire my music. But I am not only gonna write about hardships and eventually winning. I will document some happy feelings and share with the world as well. 


How did you find people to support your goal and dreams in life, and how to create a support group and surround yourself with supportive friends ?


A: You can never achieve anything extraordinary in life by yourself. I can’t emphasize how important it is to pick your friends wisely and who you surround yourself with. I am all about community and share the vision and goal.  


It's also important to keep in mind that it's not just about finding people who will support your vision, but also about surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you and push you to grow. These can be people who have different perspectives or experiences, who can help you see things in a different light and help you to refine and improve your vision.


First step is to Identify your needs: Before you can start building a support group, it's important to identify what you need from the group. Are you looking for people to share your interests with? Are you looking for people to provide emotional support? Knowing what you need will help you determine who you should be looking for.


Be open-minded: Be open to meeting people from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life. Supportive friends come in many forms, and you never know who might be able to offer you valuable support and encouragement. People always ask me how do you find these great people in your life? “ they found me” I am always open to talk to almost everyone. There is always something you can learn from another person so don’t judge. 


Be authentic: When you're building a support group, it's important to be yourself. People will be more likely to support you if they can see that you're genuine and that you're truly invested in building a support group.


Show gratitude: Show appreciation and gratitude to your support group when they offer you help, it will encourage them to continue offering their support.


Be a good listener: Building a support group is not just about talking and sharing your own experiences, it's also important to listen to the people around you. Being a good listener can help you build stronger relationships and understand the perspectives of others.


Emotional connection: People who have a strong emotional connection with you, such as friends and family, may be more likely to support your goals and dreams because they care about your well-being and want to see you succeed.


Shared vision and Mutual benefit: : People who share similar vision or similar goals may be more likely to support your goals and dreams because they want to see the same things happen in the world.

People may be more likely to support your goals and dreams if they see how it can benefit them as well. They might see how your success can bring them opportunities or benefits.


Ultimately, the reasons why someone might choose to be around and support your goals and dreams can vary, but by building strong relationships, being authentic and communicating your needs, you can increase your chances of finding people who will support you and your goals.

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Abigail Spenser Hu