Learn 2 Love…Yourself
Meet Mayze Nogue, an Audio Engineering & Production alum who’s just dropped a fresh, new album, “Learn 2 Love.” Working under the artist name Freakuency, Mayze is an up-and-coming music artist and audio engineer, who stands out for his unique musical style and down-to-earth personality. His latest release is more than a collection of songs; it’s a true showcase of talent.
We caught up with Mayze recently to get the inside scoop on the making of this album. So, let’s dive into the tracks and get to know the laid-back genius behind the beats.
Q: You just dropped a new album, congrats! Tell us a bit about your process in creating it (inspiration, challenges etc.)
A: Yes I did, and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s out to the world. The inspiration first came on the 10-year anniversary of an album called ‘You’ by ‘Larry Lovestein and The Velvet Revival’. The experimental vocals and the loose jazzy beats had me feeling all sorts of ways. Last year was a very difficult one for me, I had falling outs with friends, and relationships, was in an accident, was in rehab and was trapped inside my own head. This was a way to get out my struggles and my emotions.
The Soul Connection
Q: Is there a particular track on the album you are most proud of/connected to?
A: Track 3 – Battered Soul: This song was a freestyle that I recorded in a very embarrassing time last year, I felt guilty of giving in to everything that I preach. I felt very out of tune with myself and that was a conversation that I needed with myself. The Outro came to me in a very similar matter.
Q: What was your biggest takeaway from the AEP program and how did that play a role in creating this new album?
A: The AEP program taught me from the ground up, my music theory and my sound knowledge were almost nonexistent before the school. I wouldn’t have been able to think of this album and begin to produce the sound I was imagining in my head. CATO opened those doors to turn ideas into reality.
Q: Any advice for current audio students?
A: Use the studios, use the equipment and collaborate! The biggest advantage of being at the school isn’t even what you learn, it’s being there with other like-minded people and giving it an honest go.
Q: What’s next for you and your music?
A: Promoting this album, and I’m already well on my way on my next music project. Planning to keep my releases very consistent in 2024, and not take 15 months to complete one like this did.
P.S. – I hope everyone learns what they need, to feel love. Love from their friends, love from your families, and love from yourself. We all need some love in our lives right now. ❤️
Thanks Mayze, and not only do we LOVE the album, but we also stand behind the sentiment of love and connection that inspired it. Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what you create next!
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