Troi Irons Explains How Negativity Motivates Her
Not sure about you guys but I’ve been listening to Troi Irons’ new hit Today for the past two weeks on repeat.
Her music is so unbelievably relatable to the hardships everyone faces, but never wants to talk about. To get to know more about Troi and her experiences in the music industry, scroll down and read the Q&A.
What are you here to tell us about today? Give us your elevator pitch!
I think my job is just to live life and grow every day. Along the way, I write songs. I write about life, depression, heartbreak, revenge. If people wanna follow the journey, cool. I hope it gets them through something or that they can just jam to it.
Why is it important to you?
It’s important to me that someone tells the truth and stops trying to be cool. You can’t hold on to “cool.” That’s not a real song. Cool is a summer. Love lasts a lifetime.
How’d you get into music?
Both my parents are musicians so I was born into the creative life. I started listening to The Beatles and picked up the guitar, figured I could do it too.
Have there been any times when you doubted or had second thoughts about music? How’d you overcome that?
I had a lot of doubts. It took years for me to get signed and before I got signed, I was being told that my ideas were stupid or wrong. Instead of bottling my feelings up like I usually do, I finally decided to free my thoughts. Those thoughts became Today. After writing that song I realized I needed faith and couldn’t control my universe. Only then did I overcome my doubts and my universe changed.
What’s next for you?
I really want to hop on tour with someone. If it were up to me, I’d play 365 shows next year.
What’s the most valuable advice someone has given you in the music industry?
“Learn who to listen to.”
Tell us something interesting about the way/process that you create music
I never schedule studio sessions. When something happens that inspires me, I drive home immediately and open ProTools to record my song and finish it that night.
If your current life situation were a movie, what movie would it be and why?
My life would be “Network” because my situation got awful so I mention suicide and suddenly everyone thinks I’m worth something. Darkly hilarious.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Which sense would you give up for 3 million dollars? (sight, taste, touch, smell, hearing)
I would give up sight — find new ways to admire beauty, finally get off my phone…