The Moment I Knew I Wanted To Make Music: Gwyn Love

by - October 17, 2023

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma with eight siblings. I was homeschooled and spent most of my time at home. My mother started us all on instruments at a very early age, and mine was cello. As I got older, I really started to connect with music that would take me out of the house and help me escape the reality of constantly being at home.

My home life started to get really rough and I picked up piano and guitar because I wanted to write songs. I figured since in the songs I listened to people talked about their struggles and that helped me through the hard times, that I could write songs that helped me through things in a more personal way. It was venting at first; an escape, a release. Then I started doing it all the time.

I thought the songs were getting pretty decent so I decided to show my vocal coach some stuff I had written. She had nothing but praise for me and encouraged me to continue. I then decided to start showing more people and posting songs I wrote online because that little bit of encouragement was really all I needed. It was the only thing that I was really excited about.

As I neared the end of high school, I got really scared because I didn’t know how I could do the one thing I really loved to do and be successful. My parents wanted me to go to college and get a typical job and that sounded like impending doom. My vocal coach suggested I go to college for music and I decided I would give it a shot. If nothing happened in those four years, I would do something else and just write music on the side.

Something did happen in those four years, shoutout to 604 Records for that. That’s when it really struck me that I could make music that people liked and I didn’t have to live a life that didn’t fulfill me.

I knew I wanted to make music from an early age to escape my environment and release my feelings, but I didn’t realize I could actually make music my career until I was signed to 604 Records. For me, the smallest bits of encouragement keep me going and keep me excited to keep making music, not only for myself but for others as well.

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