Today on our Hot Seat we have a talented artist Michael Dión with us. Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your music career.
Michael Dión : I started singing at age 5 and was heavily addicted to MTV and BET from that point on lol… I would study all types of artists and mimic their movements and voices and mentally decided that that’s what I wanted to do professionally.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Michael Dión : To be completely honest it was my Mother… when I knew that I could sing I wanted to do it professionally so that I could help my mother with bills and I also had this idea of making tons of money and paying to get my father out of jail at the time. That was the driving force behind me doing music. As time progressed music became my therapy of sorts when dealing with a lot at home and in school both middle and high school so it became my best friend and still is…
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “This Is For Ya”?
Michael Dión : I was dating this girl named Felicia and she would always call me with that pillow talk voice and I’d be so mesmerised by her speaking voice so one day I came across this beat that was mad sexy and I free-styled some of the hook and ironically enough she texted me interrupting my session so I put her name in the freestyle whilst I was recording the rough. Later on I decided to make the song universal for the listener to get in a sexy mood be it old school lovers, strip club lovers and workers, and the boom boom rooms lol so I took that and ran with it.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Michael Dión : “This Is For Ya” has garnered attention more than any of my past releases aside from Bohemian Rhapsody because I feel that people can relate to the song and sex period. Everyone loves a great provocative song from time to time and I was hoping to give them that. So far it’s been well received and I’m grateful for that.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, singing, songwriting, modeling or acting?
Michael Dión : I’m most attracted to both Singing and Songwriting…. I love telling a story be it mine or someone I know or just something I wish I went through or going through at present. That intrigues me so much as well as recording the vocals because a lot of people think that just writing a song is it but the real story comes to life when you take the time to produce the vocals correctly to add sadness, drama, climax …or whatever the track needs to get the point across. I love it!
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist and producer?
Michael Dión : The best part about being a musician is being able to touch people one listen at a time. The emotion of music is inevitable albums are like soundtracks to people’s lives and being a musician is such a great gift because you simultaneously get to be apart of people’s memories throughout their lives with you voice and talent making you somewhat immortal though your gift of song so I’d have to say the fans are the best part of being a musician.
Twist Online : Have you set any goals to achieve?
Michael Dión : I have… I have many goals that I’ve set for myself. Some I’ve achieved already and some are working themselves to achievement as we speak so that’s a great thing. I’m taking it one day at a time and hoping for the best.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Michael Dión : I am putting the finishing touches on my US debut album “LoVerBOY” and I’m in talks to guest star on a popular CW network drama/fantasy show so I’m hoping that, that goes through. In a perfect world I’d love to be a season regular but that’s way down the line but I’m gonna speak it into existence! I got this!!
So that was our conversation with talented and inspiring Michael Dión. We really enjoyed it, we are sure our readers would love it too. And “This Is For Ya” is such an amazing track, a perfect mood changer. From lyrics to vocals everything has been done with perfection. We would surely recommend you to listen to it.