Backstage With LLOYD P-WHITE
Get behind the scenes with Lloyd P-White this week.
Celebrating the release of his new EP, Rockstar, we caught up with Lloyd P-White to chat about the highs and lows of a rockstar life, the importance of live music, and musical catharsis.
What’s a motto you live by?
Live everyday as if it’s your last. Take risks, if you mess up learn from your mistakes.
Did you come across any surprises, whether pleasant or unpleasant, while working on your new EP Rockstar?
It was pretty much an emotional rollercoaster. I’ve always wanted to encompass the highs and the lows of this lifestyle I live in a project, I just honestly didn’t expect the music to be as accurate as it is.
Were there any particular events/stories that sparked the inspiration for the EP?
As my life was pretty wild before the pandemic struck, I think initially not being able to live this so-called “Rockstar Lifestyle” was what sparked the inspiration. I felt like a caged animal and with music being my form of release, I put what I was feeling into this EP.
What’s been the hardest part of not being able to play live shows?
I miss connecting to the fans. It’s great reading and replying to comments and dms about how much people like your music, but nothing beats seeing people come to your show and having the time of their life. THAT is why I make music.
Who would you want to see for your first gig back?
So many artists I want to see live… Gashi, Yungblud, The 1975, Travis Scott!
What are 5 essentials for musicians in 2021?
Not sure about 5 things but, grab a mic, get your instrument if you play one and give your band or dj a call, cause live shows are back baby!
What’s the biggest way you’ve grown as a musician from when you first started?
Even though I still record all my songs in my bedroom, my music has gotten better sonically. Also simply from writing songs and performing over the years, my songwriting and live shows have gotten much better.
What’s something about you that people may not know about, but should know?
I once got sacked, working as a receptionist, for hooking up with a guest and getting caught on camera.
How did you cope with unexpected situations this year?
By just trying to focus on the positives and knowing that times will get better. Or just having a beer… both get the job done.
If you had to change careers from music, what would you pursue?
Anything except a boring 9 to 5 job. (Cue song 925)
What are your hopes and dreams for the next 12 months?
To play as many live shows as possible, to grow and get better as an artist, and to work on my debut album.
And finally, slightly cliché but what does music mean to you?
Everything. It’s what I live for and it’s all I think about 24/7.