Akil Thompson





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the many explanations and interpretations and direct communication of the human soul. It's freedom and liberation and a healing element; it can also be destructive. I love it because I understand it and find it so intriguing to create new works of music and storytelling, truth telling. It's invigorating and I won't stop. It's the one thing that's remained constant in my life and it has never betrayed me.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is for me to constantly grow and get better and more powerful and effective with my execution and understanding of it. I want to sell songs, I want people to thoroughly enjoy the words, the notes, the emotion behind each "piece". I would like people to see themselves in my music or musicals. I want them to appreciate and respect it/me despite my short comings and flaws, at least appreciate the music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would change the world the best way I know I could be effective. Understand the pain, the many cultural faces of each continent and then dare to write a song powerful enough to equally blow everyone away. This inpsires and intimidates me. I've written a song aimed directly towards that called "All The Colours". It's nearly finished, I just need to comb through the score and sound to confirm it's completion.

What inspires you to make music?

Pain, Sadness, Anger, Frustration, Hope, Curiousity, Indulgence, Traveling, People, Personalities, My sense of humor.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Power, Life, Communication, Hope , Universal understanding, Comedy, Truth

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Horribly written music and lyrics that become hits! Sometimes I feel like it feigns to be a dying art in a sense, like the endeavor of it. It's a very difficult business to be successful, especially if you're on your own. You need an incredible support group.