FYIG Chats With Singer/Songwriter WESLEY

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18Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Anthony Anderson and I go by WESLEY. I am from Minnesota but I moved to Los Angeles to make music, surf waves and ride motorcycles.  

You worked a 9-5 job before leaving that to move to LA and pursue a music career. What was the breaking point that made you decide to make the jump?

I used to work in merchandising I was at a point where work was taking over all of my time and energy so I decided to focus only on my music. I went from 9-5 to 24/7.

How would you describe your musical style?

I’m a kaleidoscope ever-changing and evolving. Currently, I am a mixture of Justin Timberlake ‘02, Post Malone, and Shawn Mendes.  

Is there any significance behind your stage name, “WESLEY”?

Wesley, was my grandfather. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2003 from cancer. I wanted to honor him so I chose to go by his name. My nana was pretty stoked about it. 

What can you tell us about your latest singles, “Phantom Feeling” and “Long Way Home”?

These two singles were a collaboration with Denny White. I think they capture the time and headspace that I was in when I was recording them. We came into each session with a concept and ran with it. 

What was it like working with producer Denny White?

It was a great opportunity to work with him and see his process first hand. We both vibe on the same stuff musically so we work together well. I can’t wait to work with him again. 

What’s next for your career? Do you have an EP or full-length album on the way?

I’ve got my next couple of singles ready to go so stay tuned for release dates. I think it’s time for a proper introduction to my life and my stories each track is a peek behind the curtain of my life. 

What advice would you give to aspiring singers/songwriters?

Don’t judge yourself and take risks. Also, consistency in anything will help you yield the results you are looking for. 

What’s your life like outside of music?

I spend a lot of time with my friends and family traveling. When I’m not surfing or on my motorcycle, I’m working on my tan. 

Let the readers know where to find you online.

INSTAGRAM @OFFICIALLYWESLEY

TWITTER @BRUTCOLOGNE

FACEBOOK @OFFICIALLYWESLEY