Up-and-coming New York-based indie pop singer and songwriter Cade Hoppe – who kicked off the new year with his new single Labels – recently joined Headliner for a chat about songwriting, music production and everything in between.
In this Emerging Headliner interview powered by JBL, the 23 year old talks candidly about his musical influences, the ups and downs of pursuing an artist career, and how the new track came about…
What have you been up to recently, and at what point did you realise that you wanted to pursue a full time career in music?
I’ve been spending a lot of time at the studio where I record; it’s called Degraw Sound and it’s on the edge of Park Slope in Brooklyn. I’m still in school finishing my last semester at NYU, so I scheduled all of my classes for one day a week, meaning yesterday I had 13 hours of class! That way I can be efficient on the other days music-wise.
I grew up playing musical instruments and started writing when I was 14. I started studying finance, and I also wanted to do music, but quickly discovered that it’s not something that you can really do on the side. I was unhappy not having music in my life, and when I was about 19, I realised I needed to start adding it back in.