Artists to Watch – A Day in the Life of Awlyver

What’s up Digilogue Fam! We’re excited to continue our Artists to Watch: Class of 2021 series with artist and songwriter from Vancouver, Canada, Awlyver.

We sat down with Awlyver and discussed coming up in the Vancouver music scene, being selected as the winner of Audiomack's STAMPED, his creative process, and his upcoming releases! Make sure to check out the entire interview, live now via our Digilogue YouTube!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what A Day in the Life looks like for Awlyver, including tapping into his creative process, collaborating with local artists, and more!

A Day in the Life of Awlyver

(And his creative process)

8 AM – I recently began waking up every morning at 8 am starting earlier this year. I usually wake up and go through my morning routine by freshening up, taking my vitamins, drinking some tea, and watching sports talk shows or recent artist interviews covering recent events.

9 AM – Gym Time. This is usually my favourite part of the morning because it serves as a disciplinary backbone for whatever else you need to get done that day. I feel like if I can get up and beat myself up literally every single day, then what else can I do?

12 PM – Right after I’m fully settled and cleaned up after the gym, I’ll usually have my first meal of the day and read a few chapters of the book I’m reading to help stimulate the mind before I begin the writing process. This usually involves me listening to instrumentals and literally just writing however I'm feeling at the time. Allowing myself to sort of brainstorm different ideas for songs through my own experience and feeling.

4 PM – After sitting down for a while putting in work, I usually like to go for a walk around the neighborhood. Go and grab coffee, food, or anything that I might need to keep the engine going for the rest of the day. I feel like this is one of the most important parts of my day and creative process because it gives me a bit of a brain break and potentially even some fresh inspiration.

5 PM – This is usually when I would come back from my walk and start to get ready to head down to the studio. I’d normally link with Chris and we would drive over to North Van to record with my engineer and another dope artist in the city, Quintana Mills. The recording and mixing process is definitely one of my favorite part of the whole process because it allows for the most room when it comes to creativity and flexibility.

11 PM – This is usually when I would get home and spend some time looking for inspiration through new sounds or instrumentals, sometimes even just watching inspirational videos highlighting other artists careers and struggles to remind myself that everyone has to start somewhere. I feel as if it sort of grounds me and keeps me focused as well as reminding me of why I started in the first place.

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