TRIY releases visuals for "All I Need" off TriySeason: The Unexpected Journey
In this Exclusive Q&A, Dorchester Bred Triy talks about getting introduced to drums at the age of 4, getting inspiration from his father, staying hungry and much more!
Triy got his first start in music playing drums in church. He decided to further his abilities as a musician and enroll to Boston Arts Academy for high school where he learned the fundamentals and skills as a drummer. At 16 Triy started to learn how to create beats and began songwriting with his classmates that's where his passion grew too not only wanting to be a drummer, but to also be an artist. After attending Berklee College of Music for two years, he put all of his focus into becoming an artist.
Boston Culture: Where did you grow up?
Triy: I grew up in Dorchester fields corner to be exact but my pops lived in Mattapan so I was always back and forth and I spent most of my older teens out there with him. Living out there taught me so much it was also tough at times I got robbed at 16 and it could’ve gone left if I didn’t already know how to move, but I wouldn’t trade living out there for anything.
Boston Culture: Talk to us about "All I Need" Movie Pt1, Pt2 - how do you usually get your creative ideas for visuals as far as the production?
Triy: Well with All I Need I had the concept for a few years now the song is about real-life issues that men and women face all the time and it was important for me to show that in the visual. So, whenever I do a video, I try to figure out the “Why” why does this need a video and how can we make the song come to life so when I linked with Colin the director, he understood my vision and we made it happen and Honey the model in the video we were on the same page when it came to everything and she killed it you’ll have to wait to see what happens in PT2.
Boston Culture: Talk to us about the album, "TriySeason" the Unexpected Journey
Triy: This whole project has been a journey that I've been working on for the last 5 years it was important to showcase my creative side and not just focus on radio records or similar records that I've done in the past but rather records that had substance. The most challenging part was deciding what records will go on it and how many because over the years I recorded so much music but narrowing it down was tough but I think I picked the right songs.
Boston Culture: Talk to us about the first time you ever got introduced to music.
Triy: I’m a musician first so I got introduced to drums at the age of 4 and that’s when I fell in love with music of every genre. Growing up in the church I came up listening to gospel music but my dad was the one who introduced me to hip-hop and I always knew I would be rapping and singing too.
Boston Culture : What was the best advice you got early in your career?
Triy: Stay consistent, keep going and don’t worry about what people have to say stay true to yourself
Boston Culture: What do you dislike about the art world/music industry?
Triy: I dislike the politics its everywhere and I get it but it gets to a point where it feels like its favoritism over artistry there needs to be a balance, that’s how I feel but there's not that’s my biggest dislike
Boston Culture: Who or what are some of your biggest influences?
Triy: Seeing my dad at a young age writing poems and making beats and having a studio in my grandma’s basement I knew this is what I wanted to do he one of my big influences.
Boston Culture: Talks to us about your younger mentality.
Triy: Honestly staying hungry and never letting any obstacle come between me and my goal. When I was younger, I thought this shit was easy and it's not. I started like 07, 08 but my mindset changed in 2015 that’s when I knew I had to go hard or just stop. A lot of people want to be an artist but don’t want to put the work in this isn't for everyone. There’s not many I look up to but as far as music goes Drake, Diddy, Kanye and Jay-Z I study every blue print they laid down.
Boston Culture : What do you think of the music scene in the State? Are there any other Boston producers or artists you'd potentially like to work with for the next project?
Triy: I think the music scene out here continues to grow I remember back in 2015 the “New Boston” wave was big and I was apart of that but I feel like now there’s so much more dope talent and I love to see it. I’m trying to work with everyone who’s down to make real music. i am still waiting to work with a few producers like Humbeats, I fuck with iamtash and stoopkid.
Boston Culture : Tell us about your goals for 2021. Both personal and business. Any future projects?
Triy: My 2021 goals I want to start on my next project, continue to drop visuals from the album. I also plan to start a label and build my own studio these are things I've always wanted to do and now I'm putting myself in positions to really make these things happen.
Boston Culture: Did the pandemic affect any of your plans?
Triy: I didn’t allow it too. I still managed to drop music top of the year, I threw my first virtual show in June and I’ll be doing another one very soon.
Boston Culture: What brands should sponsor you?
Triy: Every brand in the city I think it's important for us all as a state to work with each other and help build.
Boston Culture :Anything else we missed you want to tell your fans?
Triy: Dropping new merch on my website itstriy.com. More music videos are on the way a few other surprises just got to make sure your following me on all platforms to see what's next.