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Baile: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration: Rain

Passion: Angst

Strength: Perserverence

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Some sort of self-aware, sentient being that feels like it must create sounds.

Why do you do what you do?

There was certainly a period of my life where I felt I would be happy doing other things but at this point

I have to make music. Its as simple as that.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I took piano lessons as a child and while I hated the lessons I thoroughly enjoyed composing my own

songs (along with the theme to Jurassic Park). I was in some terrible bands throughout my adolescence.

And in college I worked on and off on various projects. While looking for a job (I had an International

Affairs degree) after college I started casually writing music and after a few months (and no job

panning out) I decided to move to New York and seriously pursue music.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

At some point anyone pursing something they are truly passionate about has to cast aside any doubts

and any sort of secondary or back-up plan.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I think inspiration to pursue ones 'dream' isn't really something you can be inspired to do. Most often it's something you do in spite of everything/everyone and in spite of all rationale and reason within

yourself. It’s a driving force that seems to come from within.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

There was a point, a long time ago, at which I felt comfortable knowing what I knew in regards to

production and song-writing. It didn't take long to realize that you're always learning and always

growing. These days you really should, and I might even argue need, to know everything there is about

your craft. And everything remotely tied to it.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I'm working on a ton of new original material. I'm not sure what form these songs will take (LP, EPs,

singles) but look for them come spring.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

I'm in no position to give advice haha. There is way too much chaos and an infinite number of ways that

people navigate their way through life. Advice often tends to be very subjective and usually if it ends up

being good advice its simply a result of chance.

Baile: Profile

Full name

Reed Kackley



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Arlington, VA, USA

Where you live now? (city, country)

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

European descent but my mother was born and raised in Panama and my father, being a 'military brat',

was born in Japan and raised all over the world.

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

I've been writing music since I was a child but only seriously started after I graduated college.

Fav Song

That's a tough one. I love and am very emotionally moved by 'John Wayne Gacy, Jr.' by Sufjan


Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Thom Yorke

Fav Movie

2001: A Space Odyssey

Fav Actor/Actress

Tommy Wiseau

Fav Clothing brand

I'm very ignorant when it comes to fashion but I do really enjoy the visuals of Rick Owens pieces. Its certainly not something that I can afford to wear but they're aesthetically fascinating.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Philippe Grenade

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play

Soccer--though I haven't played any sport in years

Let me know how you guys like this post at  -Amir :)