Meet Varun, 24 years old from Ashburn, Virginia.
“I was inspired by the prom episode of Parks and Rec where Tom talks about how all the songs he listens to are bangers...so I wanted to do the same.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
That's a tough one. There's different songs and albums for different stages and moods throughout my life. If I had to pick one, I'd say Take Care from Drake is an important album to me. It was my soundtrack throughout my late teenage years and into college...it's also still his best album.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I'd say music. You can have the most lyrically gifted artist in the world, but unless you have the right production backing you up, it's tougher to showcase your songwriting abilities. The melody should help guide the lyrics to the right place.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
- J. Cole is my favorite all time artist. Some other favorites of mine are Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, Old Dominion, Drake, and Michael Jackson.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
Jay-Z. There's so much to learn from him in terms of music and achieving life altering success. I would want to pick his brain on how to best utilize what skills you have to achieve success as well as just talk music with him.
Anderson .Paak at MSG. Yes Lawd!