November 8, 2019 | Courtesy of Pop-Culturalist by Kevin Jan
Exclusive Interview: Pop-Culturalist Chats with Will Muse
Will Muse is an exciting, up-and-coming talent who’s spreading a message of positivity and love. He’s encouraging listeners to follow their hearts and shoot for their dreams, and it’s definitely resonating with audiences. His first single, “I Can Change,” has over a million streams online. Yes, one million! Today, he drops his brand-new single, “Shape of Faith,” and we spoke with Will about the song.
P-C: How did you discover your passion for music? Will: I discovered my passion for music at a very young age. The largest driving force was my parents. They influenced me a lot and exposed me to some cool music. From the age of two, I was listening to Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Elton John—stuff like that.
P-C: Tell us about your new single, “Shape of Faith.” What inspired the track? Will: I’m really excited it’s coming out. Musically, it has a fun, groovy, retro vibe. Lyrically, it describes how love can be expressed in different forms and shapes. The creative and recording process was so memorable and such a unique experience.
P-C: You have an upcoming EP coming out soon. What can you tease about that? Will: I have multiple songs recorded at the moment. I think I might go the route of releasing several singles and then compiling them all into an EP.
P-C: What’s the message you hope to get across? Is there a particular song you’re excited for your fans to hear? Will: I have a cool duet coming out soon. I’m excited for that one. Overall, I want to spread a message of positivity and have an impactful message.
P-C: You’re also the founder of Music for Wishes. Tell us about the foundation. Have you always known you wanted to use your platform to give back? Will: From an early age, I’ve always wanted to find a way to combine my passion for music with my passion for helping others. In 2017, Music for Wishes was born. It’s an event that’s hosted annually. It’s a benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation. It impacts and benefits local children for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We’ve raised over $85,000 for local children in Somerset, Kentucky.
P-C: What does the rest of the year hold for you as we look to the end of 2019 into 2020? Will: There’s a music video for “Shape of Faith” coming! And then I have some fun Christmas content coming out. I have a video and cover that I’m doing for the holidays and several more releases. I might also tour around spring next year.
Pop-Culturalist Speed Round
P-C: A band or artist that fans would be surprised to learn is on your playlist? Will: George Michael
P-C: First album you bought? Will: Guns N’ Roses—Appetite for Destruction
P-C: First concert you attended? Will: Guns N’ Roses
P-C: An album that changed your life and why? Will: Elton John’s Diamonds. It has all his greatest songs. The piano and his vocals are phenomenal. I’m a pianist, and I drew a lot of inspiration from that.
P-C: Someone you’d like to collaborate with in the future? Will: Steven Tyler
P-C: A venue on your bucket list to perform at? Will: It’s not really a venue, but I’d like to play one of those big festivals.
P-C: A must-have on the road? Will: Throat Coat Tea!
To keep up with Will, follow him on Instagram. Pick up “Shape of Faith” anywhere music is sold.