Kevin Movido Interview
Just last friday, Kevin Movido released his “You and Me” EP. Read more about that here. Now, here he is for you to know more about him.
Deeper Manila: How old are you?
Kevin Movido: 18
DM: How did we meet?
KM: well I met Justin in 2nd year Filipino summer class. Haha. He was the quiet guy with big headphones and his head always resting on the table while tapping his foot or finger.
DM: What got you into Deeper Manila?
KM: Since I’ve known Justin for a couple of years now, we go way back with the recording and music making. So, after around 2 years of no communication, we chatted and he invited me to join in.
DM: What do you think distinguishes you amongst the rest?
KM: Honestly, I haven’t met everyone in the group yet, though i hope to soon. But what I can probably say right now is that I may not know as much or I might not be the most experienced in the group, but I look at what we do as a way to meet new people, try new things and be better at what I know I can do. that goes for in and outside the group. But maybe as everyone else may see it, this doesn’t seem like work or anything, it’s too enjoyable to be.
DM: Have you always wanted to be a professional singer? Or did it just come along naturally?
KM: it was a childhood dream of mine actually. I grew up in the 90’s so I liked the idea of a group that danced or sang as one. Haha. I wasn’t expecting that Justin would start something like this, or at least this early. But hey, why not?
DM: Which style or genre of music do you feel the most comfortable with at the moment?
KM: I’m really a hip-hop/R&B guy, so I like listening and singing under those genres. And since I met Justin, I’ve been doing soulful house as well.
DM: Where do you get your inspiration? Does it differ from each track/project?
KM: I don’t really have a major inspiration, but maybe the music itself. With what I’ve been working on for Deeper Manila, I get the instrumental, then the mood and tone of the music dictates what the song will be about. I just, fill in the blanks, for the music. So what I try to do is “translate” the music’s message into words. That’s how it’s been working for me.
DM: Describe your sound.
KM: I honestly have A LOT to work on in terms of my singing style. Gonna be looking into that soon. But as of now, I like it smooth when it comes to R&B and house. And working with Justin, he brought out the soulful side. When it comes to hip-hop, I like the cool effect. Anything that sounds good.
DM: Has music always been part of your life?
KM: No doubt that’s a yes – ever since I was a kid actually. I’d always be listening to music, even if it meant me standing up the whole time cuz my family’s radio used to be on top-shelf. Now, when I’m walking to school, or home, in the car, when I get up in the morning, before I sleep, my music’s always playing.
DM: Trends in music keep on changing constantly. How do you keep your sound pure?
KM: Well, nothing else interests me as much as hip-hop, R&B, house, the music we make. So I don’t really have a hard time sticking to what I know, cuz that’s what sounds good to me, that, is music to my ears.
DM: Favorite food?
KM: random question? Haha. Pizza, Japanese (especially sushi), and I’m generally a sweet tooth and a chip-nibbler.
KM: No prob! Thanks as well!
Kevin Movido – You and Me out now.