An Interview With The Up and Coming Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist, PIPO BEATS!
Posted On 11 Mar 2019
Get to know the up-and-coming pop 20-year-old pop singer from Los Angeles, California who goes by the name of Pipo Beats. This multi-instrumentalist who slays behind a drum set writes, produces, raps and sings in English and Spanish. His newest song, “Flawless” was released on February 28th. The single is a testament to Pipo’s craftsmanship and dedication to his art, and at such a young age, that’s a serious statement!
Pipo started releasing music the same year he could legally drive a car. In just four years his music has been heard on 700 college stations, Asian Television, Spotify, itunes among other music platforms.
Most recently Pipo performed at the Miss Asia International Beauty Pageant. “I was pleasantly surprised and honored when I was asked to sing ‘Flawless’ at the Miss Asia International Beauty Pageant. What a great experience! I wrote the song ‘Flawless’ knowing that we all have flaws. But in life, that is alright because we are not perfect.”
“I’m currently in the studio working to release several new songs for 2019, shooting new music videos, and scheduling future live performances” said Pipo. “Keep an eye out in early 2019 as I will gear up to release my brand new ‘Flawless’ Music video and my singles ‘Too Fresh’, ‘She Bad’, ‘Strangers’ and ‘Muevete’, which will be available on iTunes and all platforms,” he added.
Learn more about Pipo Beats in the following All Access interview:
Now that 2019 has started, what musical goals do you have for yourself and your music this new year? Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
I absolutely do have a new years resolutions now that the new year has finally gotten here. The ultimate goal I have for 2019 is to really make a dent in the music game with all of the fire power i’ve been racking up for the past six years. You see, I’ve spent so much time mastering my sound that I’ve decided to make 2019 the year that I finally show the world what I’ve truly been up to. With new content, videos, and music, I will give a new window of insight to my fans and new viewers. The plan is to leave it all out on the field; no holding back.
Growing up, how important has music been in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
It’s actually a rather interesting story. I had recently turned 15, finishing my first year as a high school freshman. It actually freaked me out how fast that year flew by which made me slowly began contemplating the speed at which my life was moving. I then began to think about jobs and career choices. I was so shocked at the fact that most people end up working jobs that they hate and I decided that if there’s any kind of legacy i want to leave on this earth it will be a legacy doing the thing I love the most. So then I thought to myself…”what’s something that I can do every day for the rest of my life that I’ll never get bored of?” The decision came to me like second nature. Music.
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what could you see yourself doing?
Since the day I sat myself down and told myself that I wanted to make music, I’ve desired nothing but that. I’ve never thought about switching to anything else. I’ve never thought about quitting. That doesn’t imply that I’m not interested in expanding my goals in the music business later in my career, though. After my run as an artist takes the world by storm I intend to stay relevant through the business side of music. I have a goal of starting a new form of a record label or possibly modernizing the way artists create music. That always has interested me, greatly.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
I believe that the biggest surprise of all is the amount of attention that I’m receiving. The fact that I now know how many people support me in my dreams never fails to overwhelm me. It has truly changed the way that I appreciate my family, loved ones, and loyal fans. None of this would be possible without their love and support.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live now?
I think that it definitely has taken a huge toll on the way that I write. I grew up in a middle class latino household for the majority of my life and living in LA is more than a blessing, to say the least. I believe that the way that I was raised also takes a huge toll on the way that I write music. I want to take the saying “Good Vibes” to a new level. I know because of the positivity brought to me from a young age, due to my city and hometown, that i’ll never fail to make music that makes one “feel”. I say feel because that’s also one of my main goals in music. I plan to make the world “feel”. Whether that’s feel good, happy, inspired or motivated… and it just so happens that music is the tool I intend to use to make that happen.
Let’s talk about your newest single called “Flawless.” What was the inspiration for this song?
The message I wanted to send out with this song has a lot to do with self love. We live in a society today where social media has perceived everyone as perfect. With the pressure of the outside world, it can be easy to succumb to self doubt and high levels of insecurity. But the song teaches one that those “flaws” are what make you who you are. Being yourself is the definition of perfection. That’s why when you love yourself for who you are, you then become my definition of flawless thus inspiring the title.
Do you plan on making a music video for the songs? If so, what will it be like?
We finished shooting the music vide in January. As far as what to expect? One should be ready for a new, creative look as far as music video go. O promise it won’t disappoint.
What was it like performing it at the 30th Annual Miss Asia International Beauty Pageant?
It was a truly fantastic experience. Seeing the way the contestants went on stage really changed the way I perceive beauty pageants. These girls work so hard. I hope they liked my performance as much as I liked there’s.
When do you hope to release more new music? Are you working on new songs now?
The day I stop making music is the day of my funeral. (laughs) But seriously, I’ll always work on something new. As far as releases go, we have a lot in store for the year 2019. I’m very excited for everyone to hear what I’ve been working on.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
It’s definitely been a blast! I love interacting with my fans and I’m always looking for new ways to get more involved with them. And let’s just say that there will be a new way for fans to reach out to me in the year 2019 that i’m very excited about. Make sure to stay tuned for that one.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Some of the main music artists who have inspired me have been Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and many, many more. I’m also constantly getting inspired by new talent I hear on the radio. I can’t wait for the day Pharrell Williams, Daft punk, J Balvin, JAY-Z, Ye, and I are all working on a new record together. That will definitely be a great day!
Where can fans see you perform next? Do you have any kind of a 2019 tour scheduled yet?
There will definitely be a lot of Pipo Beats shows in the year of 2019. I plan to release a tour schedule. Fans can check pipomusic.com to stay updated.
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
I would get the most famous people on the planet and shoot a music video on the moon. I’m currently working on the blue prints. (laughs)
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what musical item would you take with you and why?
Hands down, a piano. I would never in a million years get bored of the way the piano sounds.
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
I’d love an animated film placement. I love animated movies to a level that freaks most people out. As far as the movie goes…..it would be a tough decision between Ratatouille or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
At the end of the day there’s only one goal that I have every time that I begin writing a new song: make that very song, your favorite song.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about your music?
2019 is the year that my music will change the music industry. Stay tuned for the ride!