A Conversation With Skye Stevens
Set to become the first-ever Armenian pop star, 18-year-old Skye Stevens has dominated the internet with his first-ever music video “Takes All Night”. The catchy “boy meets girl” dance video has become a YouTube hit and so far has raked in over 1 million views.
With his boyish good looks, fresh sound and alluring persona, the singer, dancer and songwriter is gaining attention from pop music lovers everywhere.
I had the chance to speak with Skye as he begins preparations for a club tour that will take him nationwide to cities all across the US.
In this interview Skye discusses his musical journey, what his vision was for the “Takes All Night” video, his plans for touring, pre-show ritual and who he’d like to collaborate with in the future.
goJimmygo: How are you Skye?
Skye Stevens (SS): I’m doing great! It’s good to talk to you!
gJg: Did you ever expect to get this kind of reaction from your very first single?
SS: In my head I’ve always believed every day that good things were going to happen. Then it becomes real. It’s a lot to take in but I’m so appreciative of the fans, the DJs and the radio stations that have all embraced the song. It’s amazing!
gJg: Was music something you’ve been into all of your life?
SS: I started at a very young age. When I was five my Mom enrolled me in all kinds of activities: sports, dancing classes, singing classes. All of the activities parents put their kids into to see what kind of things they tap into.
For me, as soon as I had my first dance class at five it just became a part of me. From that it escalated into singing and then theatrical shows. I really got fascinated with music and recording.
gJg: Who are some of your musical influences?
SS: Growing up, I was a huge Michael Jackson fan. His music was my very first record. I would listen to his music and in my head wonder what it “looked” like. I remember just being obsessed with videos like “Smooth Criminal”. That really propelled me because I said: “I want to do that!”
Today, artists like Usher and Ne-Yo both influence me. They inspire me. I really respect them.
gJg: “Takes All Night” is your first single. Are there plans for an album?
SS: Definitely! We have more songs but right now we’re focusing on this single. “Takes All Night” is my introduction to the music scene. We started in the clubs and on dance radio. From there, we landed in the Top 20 of the Billboard Dance Chart which is extraordinary!Continued on the next page