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Erich Mrak: Profile + Interview

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Erich Mrak: Interview
 

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

Inspiration - My mom

Passion – Music

Strength - My determination, and commitment to better myself

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

A product of my environment

Why do you do what you do?

Because it's the only way that I know who to express myself. It is what I do, I wake up thinking about music, I go through the day thinking about music, and then I go to bed thinking about music.

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

- When I began recording in a professional recording studio after turning 16.

- There were three events, one being my mom being diagnosed with breast cancer, my friend becoming addicted to various substances, and my other friend, and role model passing away. I feel as if these three main events (among others), motivated me, and pushed me to do something that I'm passionate about.

 

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

The death of a friend, and a role model. I honestly haven't overcome it completely yet, I'm not strong enough, but I feel as if every time someone contacts me just to say something positive about the music that I do, it encourages me to be stronger, because I know that he wanted me to succeed.

 

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

My friend - who passed away directly inspired me, as I saw in him, the exact person that I wanted to be, organized, put-together, fair, and humble - as well as driven, and determined. I have actually, since I released my first music video in grade 11, I've been getting a large amount of mail from people just contacting me to tell me that I have inspired them to pursue their dreams (wether it's to be famous, or to be successful within a given field).

 

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

I've not used my time as wisely as I could, although I'm only 19, I feel as if there are things that I could have done when I was 16, 17, and 18, that would have benefitted me more. I've learned to treasure time my time, and attempt to use it in the most beneficial way possible.

 

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

I have a music video coming out soon called “The Message” which I've been working on since November. I'm incredibly excited to release that.

- I have an upcoming EP, containing 5 new tracks. My plan is to release music videos, to get back into the swing of things (as I haven't released anything in almost a year), and my goal is to get it out as many people as I possibly can.

 

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

My advice would be to push yourself further then any limit you can imagine.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Do what you love, and love what you do.

 
Erich Mrak: Profile
 

Full name

Erich Mrak

Age

19

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

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

Halifax, Canada, and Ottawa, Canada

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Make music, wash cars, and attend Ryerson University

How long have you been doing it?

I've been writing since I was 7, and began recording myself at 13

Fav Song

Iris - GooGooDolls

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson

Fav Movie

I have 2 (4 technically) -  Forest Gump, and Lord of the rings (The Trilogy)

Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo DiCaprio

Fav Clothing brand

Obey

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

Keith Herring

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey

Fav Sport to play

Soccer

 
 
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