Meet rising singer-songwriter and New Zealand native, Robinson.
How do you wish to use your rising popularity as a singer? What messages do you want to send to your listeners?
I guess to never be afraid to express yourself, or to tell someone how you’re feeling. I feel like life is really short and you don’t want to bottle anything up. The reason I like music is obviously to get out these emotions and feelings, and I would encourage other people to have that feeling as well.
How do you think you stand out from other artists and singers?
I think everyone’s amazing in their own way. I feel like my personal vision is obviously, like I mentioned, to remain really honest and true in my songs, and that makes me stand out. It’s amazing. But I think a lot of people are doing that which is really cool too… finding culture in music.
Going back to your single “Don’t You Forget About Me,” you mentioned that the song is about losing yourself to truly find yourself. What did this process of losing yourself to find yourself look like for you?
I still feel like no one really finds themselves completely. I think, give or take, you’re still learning things about yourself, but I feel like at that particular time in my life, I was very conscious of what people thought about me, and I kind of doubted myself a lot. So… I learned that life is too short to care about what people think, and you just have to go with your heart and do what makes you happy. I think that’s what I found out about myself, that I consistently doubted myself and had a lot of insecurities. But [after] going through that period of my life, I am definitely much stronger now, and I feel I can go forward with a lot more confidence. And just understanding that the people who really love you will always stick by you.
Listen to Robinson’s latest single, “Don’t You Forget About Me” below.
I learned that life is too short to care about what people think, and you just have to go with your heart and do what makes you happy.
PHOTOS CATIE LAFFOON
STORY HAERI KIM
Originally published in Volume II, Issue No. 004 – Fall 2017.