Interview with Sean Breed
'The Talented Mr. Sean Breed' is the expected new album which includes the fantastic singles 'Superstar' and 'Fresha Than Me'. Both singles are out now and on the latter his middle daughter Kristin Milez sings the refrain. You might recognize him as BREED while being signed to the legendary D&D Studios. Now he returns with a more diverse style which he displays on those two singles.
Artist: Sean Breed
Title: The Talented Mr Sean Breed
Release date: Unknown
Buy at: Amazon
[Q]: First off, congratulations with your new single 'Superstar' - I am loving it! What's the story behind the song? Any particular woman you know who is your superstar?
[A]: Thanks......the story behind "Superstar" was simple. I always saw the average, everyday women as the biggest superstars. When I got the track from singer, songwriter Flagg.....I went to the studio and knocked it out. My 3 daughters inspire me a lot so I guess they are the first 3 Superstars in my life.
[Q]: On your previous single 'Fresha Than Me' you work with Kristin Milez. When making this song in what way have you taken in account the current economic recession?
[A]: "Fresha Than Me" is actually a current single but in a different market than "Superstar". Kristin Milez is my middle daughter (10 yrs old). She wanted to collaborate with me so the producer of the song, Shane Marcus came with the track and hook. Todays economy played a big part in the making of "Fresha Than Me" because even though it is for sale on itunes, etc.....there are avenues to download it free.
[Q]: Did you have an idea or concept for your new album? Any idea when it is going to be released?
[A]: Right now the title of my album is "THE TALENTED MR. SEAN BREED". It has various musical styles. It literally has every music genre packaged in one album. I love the way it is coming together but its not finished yet. Hopefully by fall it will be ready to present to the world. Until then we will drop dope singles.
[Q]: When creating a track, do you have a set theme and pre-written lyrics, or do you start with an idea or the music first?
[A]: It varies......sometimes I will hold a concept in mind until the music marries it. Usually I hear the music and if it has feeling it will speak to me. It will tell me what it wants me to do. I don't really write, I copy from the visual in my head if that makes sense.
[Q]: Most artists tend to change their style due to personal 'growth' or other changes in their live. Over the years what has changed your music? What are the negative sides of this change?
[A]: When I was formerly known as just BREED, I was a street artist. It was more hardcore. I took more responsibility on my subject matters and choice of words with the music I do now. My music is more uplifting now. The downside to that is its tough dealing with corporate politics because they feel that negative sells more.
[Q]: Any plans for a tour? What can your listeners and fans expect from your tour?
[A]: Yes, a promotional tour is in the works. The last tour I did was in 2001 all over Europe so I'm excited and anxious to get out there again. Fans can expect a show. I don't hold back. I give every dollar they spent back.
[Q]: Any tour-event, or fan-moment, you like to share with your fans?
[A]: We performed in switzerland a day after 9/11 and had thousands hold there lighters up in memory of the fallen. It was powerful.
[Q]: What collaborations could your fans look out for in the future?
[A]: I have some surprise collaborations that I'm very excited about. I would love stevie wonder to bless a track with me...we are still trying.
[Q]: In the past you worked with European artists. In what way is this different then working with national artists?
[A]: I love European artist because they deal with less politics. They appreciate the talent first and the BS comes after. Here in the states its the other way around.
[Q]: Over the years you probably have (slightly) adjusted your vision. Looking back what would you define as strong and weak points?
[A]: The way I look at the business of music. In the past, it was just music. There was no business involved. Now, I am still passionate about the music part but there is someone getting money off of the music that I create and I deserve a piece.....its business.
A couple of 'simple' questions:
[Q]: What is your favorite movie?
[A]: The color purple
[Q]: What is your favorite music?
[A]: 50,60 and 70's soul music
[Q]: What is your favorite (YouTube) clip?
[A]: SEAN BREED "Fresha Than Me" clip
[Q]: Recently, what is a typical day like for you?
[A]: Right now the Gym, studio and doing great interviews such as this one.
[Q]: Final words?
[A]: I first would like to thank you guys for the love and support. I also would like to thank the fans, please keep on requesting my song "Superstar" on the radio near you. The video is coming soon and the new website is www.seanbreed.com. Peace, love and Sean Breed!