Interview with Dylan Murray

By: Jenna Melanson

Have you heard the name, Dylan Murray before? If you haven’t, I’m sure you will!

Dylan is the first artist signed to Nelly Furtado’s NelStar label, and is about to set off on an Ontario tour with  Daniel Wesley.

This folk rock artist with a reggae vibe mixed in, is on the rise. His debut album, Inspiration can be bought on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/inspiration/id587081244 With tracks such as “Be OK”, a duet with Nelly Furtado,  which was my favorite on the album, features his smooth, relaxed vocals and will surely make you fall in love with the artist’s voice.  Two other songs from the album, that stands out to me is “Music come pick me up” and “Soul Flies High”. All of these songs seem to focus on a different side of Dylan, showcasing what he can do vocally.

Entertainment Tonight Canada has picked Dylan Murray as an upcoming artist to look out for, and I would have to agree!

I have been given the chance to ask Dylan a few questions.

How did you get started in music?

DM: i really got started in a band in highschool called LRT. Before that i was having fun with it but this was my first band

Who are some of your musical influences?

DM: bob marley, counting crows, pearl jam, sizzla

You are going on tour with Daniel Wesley. Are you a fan of Daniel’s? Have you met him before? What are your expectations for this tour?

DM:i dont really know daniels music but look forward to getting a chance to hear it. Havent met him. Expecting this tour to be nice:)

Who else would you like to tour with in the future?

DM: Missy higgins, joel plaskett, bob dylan

Being the first person signed to NelStar is awesome, what is it like working with Nelly Furtado?

DM: its always great to be able to learn from another person in the music business and be able to bounce ideas off each other.

I instantly fell in love with your album, Inspiration, I am a bit fan of “Music come pick me up”, can you explain your mind set during writing this song? What is the meaning behind it?

DM: thank u. Music pick me up is a song about a couple things. I was going through a break up i believe and i was also kinda asking music to lift my spirits and work with me again on my musical journey

If you could only use one word to explain your music to someone who has never heard it, what word would you use?

DM:pop

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

DM: joel plaskett, missy higgins, bob dylan

If you weren’t in the music industry, what do you think you would doing?

DM:that’s a good question. Well, i also teach, so maybe more of that.

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

DM: bob dylan at the ACC

What advice would you give to someone setting out to reach their musical goals?

DM:keep doing ur thing

Thank you for your time, Dylan!

One last thing, is there anything you would like to say to your fans?

DM: one love

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