My Least Favorite Question: What’s Next?
My least favorite question during an interview is usually the one they save for last. It’s typically some variation of, “So, what’s next for you?”
Most times you are doing press for an album that is yet to be released and all you really want is for the readers to care about the immediate future, not get them excited about an album that is still in the brainstorming stages. But it is a valid question, very valid.
So, what does the future hold for me?
Well, that’s a great question. Right now we are working on some new Tanya Morgan stuff and while I’d prefer to remain pretty tight-lipped about potential collaborators, I will say that we are looking to work with ?uestlove in some capacity. We have finally honed in on a direction we want to move in and are working towards achieving the right sound.
On a more personal level, I’m looking forward to getting deeper into production. I have a few projects on the table that are pretty open-ended, including three separate albums produced entirely by Brickbeats, Von Pea & Astronote. Each one is well underway but I recently got bit by the beatmaking bug so I have to work through it. Nothing wrong with adding another weapon to the arsenal.
I’d love to learn an instrument also and when our touring schedule slows down, I will. That is definitely on my 2010 to-do list. Aside from that I’ll probably be going back to doing visual art in some form. That’s a side of my creativity that I’ve held back from pursuing for quite some time.
I’ll find a way to make all these interests work hand in hand but the most important part of a self-developed career is growth and I’ve got a lot of growing to do.
Tanya Morgan Presents: Don Cusack in High Fidelity in stores Tuesday, March 23.
It’s been real…