As a child growing up in San Francisco, I was hyper-sensitive to sound and couldn’t listen to music without feeling agitated or overwhelmed. For years, I avoided music, instead focusing on drawing and writing.
I still admire the older, seminal acts I was first introduced to. But my listening and writing of late tend to focus on contemporary and underground acts across a wide range of genres, including but not limited to ambient music, hip-hop, R&B, dance music, and pop. I pride myself on my openness to music across multiple genres and time periods as well as to becoming accustomed to cutting-edge trends.