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Hi Preston, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
My grandfather and his being there for me while I was growing up taught me what true love expresses itself as. He would sacrifice his time, resources, and attention to make sure I wasn’t left to my own devices. When he passed (and later, my mom), that shifted a paradigm in me–the pain of it was a lot, so not long after, I felt the pain, picked up a pen, and started writing.
Not long after, I started recording songs out of my bedroom.
It has been a long road to get through so many challenges, but I will always be so appreciative to music for helping me get through it all.
Start streaming “The Truth” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Preston shares the art that fueled his own.
Released on August 20, 2022. It was Eminem who inspired the first song he wrote: “I was drawn to hip-hop music after hearing Lil Wayne’s ‘Back That Thang Up’, and later upon listening to Eminem’s album, ‘The Eminem Show’. After a couple of years of listening to Eminem a lot, I sat down and wrote a song to Eminem’s ‘The Way I Am’ in under an hour and have been making music ever since—and that was twenty years ago.”
What is your vision for this song?
Sincerely PS wants to share his pain, his growth, and his successes and hopes. His vision was about understanding himself and his life, and in turn, helping others understand their own mental health struggles and creative potential:
Music is my therapy.
“I remember the first song I ever wrote was a song to my mother, who I had a difficult relationship with, and who also had mental health issues. Mental health issues have been in my life and my family’s for generations. Having diagnosed with mental health issues are some of the toughest things a person can go through. They have weighed heavily on me personally for almost twenty years. I can experience and feel one way or another about my health issues and experiences in my life, but then flip it and turn it all into a work of art.”
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
“The story behind the 10 Track Project, 9 Rhyme Project, 8 Tape Project, and 7 Record Project is that 10-9-87 is my birthday. I thought it would be cool to use those numbers to create projects around. I came up with the 9 Rhyme Project when I was working with a later-on-to-be Grammy-nominated Producer, and just added onto that concept for the other projects.
The re-master for my debut album, “Sincerely, PS”, meant a lot to me because it had taken me several years to build my own home studio, and being able to create in my own time with that album was very special.”
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases?
I have over fifty releases ready to be dropped. Two of the projects are remastered projects, and one is a new EP.”
Preston is very ready for more performances around California. He has been making music for years but just began performing live this year.