Interview – BTAV

BTAV is a talented young artist who is breaking out into the musical world – his latest song, Love Follows, is fantastic, showing just how amazing his musical skills are. Make sure you check the song out at the bottom of this interview!

By Jane Howkins

What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

The track is about the struggles of love, but it is also a song to dance to. It is available on all platforms and can be purchased on Apple Music. The title refers to the lyrics of how love is following you, no matter how hard you try to escape.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The pandemic benefitted my work because there was no reason to go anywhere since no one could. It made me focus even more and take advantage of whatever situation was thrown at me.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

I like to search for a sample and revolve the entire track around that. For my satisfaction, it is best to go in with a clear conscience and never limit where the song can go.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

I will be releasing every 6 weeks for the rest of 2022.

Do you have plans to release an EP or album anytime soon?

Only singles.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

Sigala is a big influence on me. I like my music to be very catchy and upbeat, and I find he does that well along with artists like Cheat Codes and Jonas Blue.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

I am based in a small city called Forest Hill in Maryland. The music scene where I live is more indie rock and country, so my music is not that popular where I’m from. However, if you go to DC, you’ll find one of the top electronic venues in the country (Echostage). I’m not influenced by my surroundings, and I’m one of the few, if not the only, EDM producers in Harford County. I’ve been counting down the days until I finally move out of Maryland.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

I do not.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

If I had any shows, people could expect a wide variety of music. I play music like the music I produce, but I love the energy of aggressive music as well. Bass house music is a favourite of mine to mix, and I always thought it would be weird for people to see me mixing hard music compared to the music I produce, until I saw artists like Dillon Francis. I hope to get some opportunities in the future, but in the meantime, I am working on my craft in production and DJing.

Any last words for the fans?

Stay tuned.