Printz Board From ‘Parker Lane’ Talks To ‘One Song’ About Grammy & BMI Awards, Performing In Front Of 1 Million People And More…

Ishita Kapoor
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Editor: Could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you entered the music industry?

Printz Board: I am an Ohio native. I started playing trumpet when I was 10 years old, and that was my entry into the world of music. I then went to San Diego State University and found myself in Los Angeles after graduation. When I got to LA, I landed myself in a band with a record deal, musical directing, producing, and songwriting.

 

Editor: Tell us about your achievements as a musician

Printz: I’ve been in all types of bands, from Polka to Reggae to Hip-hop to Metal.

I think that’s a pretty significant achievement in itself. But, as far as “other stuff”, I’ve performed at the Rose Bowl, Red Rocks, 1 million people on the beach in Brazil, tons of TV shows, received Grammys, received BMI Awards, and then some…However, all of those things were NOT in an artist capacity, but I’m going for round 2 as an ARTIST.

 

Editor: Tell us about your songs which have been released until date. Is there a song you feel most proud of? 

Printz: PARKER LANE released an acoustic album end of 2016, an EP in 2017, and a remix EP in 2018. I am proud of every single song on those releases. We chose to release 3 AM, which got some radio play. Then we released SPEECHLESS. 3 AM just has this authentic folk bounce to it that I love.

Editor: If you weren’t a singer/musician, what would you be doing right now?

Printz: If I wasn’t a singer, I think I’d be a fisherman or professional bowler.

 

Editor: Where did you get that confidence to perform on stage?

Printz: I’ve always been one to like the spotlight, whether its telling jokes or doing a dance in front of the whole family. I get it honestly. 🙂

 

Editor: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Printz: In five years, I’ll be doing what I did with my previous projects – touring, doing TV shows and making a difference in the world and with a few more awards on the mantle.

 

Editor: What is your dream project?

Printz: My dream project would be a new version of “We Are The World” that raises consciousness.

 

Editor: What would you like people to take away from your music?

Printz: I want people to feel good, feel empowered and want to be better versions of themselves.

 

Editor: Which Artists Instagram Stories do you follow and why?

Printz: A$AP Rocky – I love his realness, fashion, and rawness. Also,  Hozier, Vance Joy, Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, – stylistically, they represent where I want to live musically. Jay Z –  Beyonce – both examples of upstanding, entrepreneurial, talented, family-based humans.

 

Editor: Any upcoming album or song release you want to share with us?

Printz: Yes, I’m just finishing a new album with Ryan Hadlock (Producer of Lumineers, Vance Joy, etc).  Unofficially, the album title is KALEIDOSCOPE. I’m thinking to release 2 – Four song EPs, then 4 more songs to round out the album.

 

Editor: Who were your inspirations growing up?

Printz: Growing up, I listened to a lot of funk, soul, RnB, with my MOM… then rock, the 80s, with my Uncle… then jazz, gospel with my Grandparents… My biggest inspirations growing up were my Grandad, my Uncle and my Mom.

 

Editor: Are you into songwriting? What are your main impulses to write about music?

Printz:  I’m an avid songwriter. I love it, whether it’s for me or for someone else. I like to write about things that make you think, make you feel something. It could be sad, it could be happy, it could be funny, it could be political… Whatever it is – I want you to FEEL something.

 

Editor: Is there any particular advice you would give to up-and-coming vocalists?

Printz: 1 – Listen. 2 – Don’t Overthink. 3 – Walk into the dark, eventually, your eyes will adjust.

 

Editor: What is your opinion about One Song? Do you think it’s a valuable platform for the career growth of musicians like you? 

Parker: One Song is a perfect platform to help build up artists. The audience is REAL, and that translates into authentic support. Thank you.

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