Nov 27, 2020
Our guest today is a young man who has made a name for himself in the music industry. He is a self-taught producer, audio engineer, musician, singer and songwriter. “Complementary”, his first EP was released May of this year and people are raving about it. Let’s welcome all the way from Maryland, Vicu!
His songs “BTTFL” (Back to the Future Love), “Blame it on Me”, and “Something About Her” to name a few showcase Vicu’s unique sound, fantastic guitar techniques and skills that perfectly combined with his modern edge songwriting and creative phrasing. Moreover, his songs have brought love, hope, and inspiration to a lot of people.
Being one of the top promising producers, Vicu has worked with some of the amazing artists in the industry. Most recently, he has worked with Matt Viers, his production partner, on none other than Rihanna’s upcoming album.
As a musical producer and an artist
Vicu’s passion is to bring out the best in people. Consequently, he finds it joyful to help artists along the way. As a matter of fact, Vicu has developed a lot of artists, groups, and even rappers especially in his state, Maryland. Not only does he have a pursuit to produce and develop artists, but also Vicu wanted to be an artist himself. Through cultivating his fellows, it really helped him get sharp with production and songwriting. He is also a self-taught artist and very hands-on. Growing up he would sit and watch Youtube to learn how to play songs on a guitar. Over the years he has also developed his one-of-a-kind writing skill, and the lyrics of his songs captivate the hearts of many.
Balancing producing, artistry, and life
Having a lot on his plate right now, running his production company with his friend Matt Viers, working with other artists, and at the same time being an artist himself, Vicu still manages to balance everything that is happening in his life. On the other side of the spectrum, in these difficult times when people in general lost a lot this year, whether it be happiness, rough situations, or even people. Vicu was one of those people; he actually lost four of his loved ones this year. He even opened up about a detail in his personal life - that he is adopted from Romania. Knowing that information, Vicu’s outlook is to take full advantage of his life and just make the most of it. Despite all these, he remains positive and grateful with all the blessings and opportunities that are being showered upon him.
More of Vicu
Connect with, support, and learn more about Vicu’s music, artistry, production, and everything in between through the links below.
3:58 Vicu’s journey to producing and being and artist
8:52 Listen to “Blame it on me” by Vicu
12:55 What did Vicu start with and what is he currently using on his audio development journey?
15:46 Listen to “BTTFL” (Back to the Future Love) by Vicu
19:47 What possessed Vicu to write the song, “BTTFL”?
20:32 At what part of the journey with making “BTTFL” did Vicu feel that he is into something special?
24:56 A glimpse of Vicu’s production company and the balance with producing and artistry
26:22 Vicu’s learnings and outlook in life as an adopted child
32:37 Listen to “Something About Her” by Vicu
36:05 Who are Vicu’s musical influences?
45:40 Listen to “Coconut Rum” by Vicu
48:28 Why “Coconut Rum” is Vicu’s one of favorite songs?
53:59 If Vicu’s stuck in a desert island, which 3 records will he take with him?
57:02 Vicu’s thoughts on marketing and Spotify
1:04:47 Shoutout to everyone listening on the show; best place to connect with Vicu
1:07:06 Listen to “Connected” by James Kevin O’Connor
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Just being somebody that could bring things out of people, I really love doing that a lot with this music stuff.
The discovery of learning to do new things, you know, being able to do something you couldn't do yesterday as an artist is a joy like no other.
Music makes itself once that becomes available to you. And once you become available to yourself, and that just takes time. It takes growth…it takes going through things, uncomfortable things…growing up is uncomfortable for everybody.
I have to take advantage of my life, and just make sure I make the most of it.
Connect with Vicu:
Website - http://www.vicumusic.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vicuofficial
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vicuofficial/
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/vicuschek
Twitter - https://twitter.com/vicuofficial
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3n14MuW6YIPjO7TrCUqhsk
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