Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Iʼm a singer/songwriter born and raised in Nashville, TN. I grew up listening to
a lot of soul and R&B music like Stevie Wonder, Aaliyah, DʼAngelo, and Usher
which influence my sound now.

How did you get into music?

I started making beats in my room as a teenager and eventually joined choir
and band leading me to start posting covers on YouTube and gaining a bit of a
fanbase online. My first full-length project, Flashing Lights was released last
summer which has led to some cool opportunities now.

How would you describe your musical style?

R&B music with Innovative production underneath smooth, unique vocal
arrangements. Drawing inspiration from rock, pop, and soul music.

What can audiences expect from your latest 18-track deluxe version of your
album, “Flashing Lights”?

I look inside of some of my most intimate relationships and major life moments
over the past 4 years. And something for everyone. Iʼm into lots of different
types of music, so I try to incorporate that into my own musical style.

What can you tell us about the lead single, “Worst Way”?

I created this track with one of my friends and frequent collaborators, Jon O
Hara. Itʼs probably one of my favorite songs that Iʼve written. Itʼs about one of the
most important relationships I experienced in my life so far. We were both so
young, and even though we no longer speak, I can always sort of listen to that
song and at least remember the good aspects of the relationship.

How do you feel knowing that song is approaching 350,000 streams on
Spotify?

I donʼt know how to feel sometimes really. Itʼs amazing though. Iʼve been
working for a long time. Of course, people are seeing me as a “new” artist, but
Iʼve been creating music and working toward all of this for over 10 years. So
itʼs just nice to see one of my songs gaining traction at that level. Iʼd love to
just continue building on that momentum with new music this summer.

What advice would you have for aspiring music artists?

As cliché as it sounds, donʼt give up. Like never stop actually picking yourself
back up and trying again. You will eventually get somewhere if you just donʼt
stop. And another thing would be to find your tribe. Rather than trying to beg people to see your vision, find the people that believe in your vision and believe in you and stick with them. Work with them on everything every time.

What’s next for your career?

More music this summer and fall and just having more fun creating.
Sometimes when youʼre working at something for so long, it becomes harder
to find new ways to stay inspired and creative. I just want to keep reminding
myself to have fun and be myself. If itʼs genuine, people will see that.
I also want to get more into working on other peopleʼs projects as a songwriter
and/or creative director.

I found out this year that helping artists who may be talented but havenʼt
landed on their own style or sound yet is exciting for me. So after I release a
couple more of my own projects over this next year, I may start to explore that
world a little more.

What’s your life like outside of music?

I work a lot, so unfortunately personal and love life is just when I can find the time.
I typically record and write during the week and may enjoy some time with
friends on the weekend.

Let the readers know where to find you online.

IG: @tonybonline
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tonybonline
Twitter: http://www.youtube.com/tonybonline

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