Skyler Foley


I'm a relatively new singer/songwriter (been writing for almost two years).







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

Music gives me an outlet to express myself and a way to cope with whatever's going on in my life. I'm a pretty shy person, so music is kind of the one thing I feel confident in.

What is your music dream?

I want to be able to make a living doing music.

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

I guess ending world hunger or something? I don't know, I'm fifteen I don't even know where I'm going to college.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Come On Eileen for sure. My dad would always play it in the car.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I really like twenty one pilots, I know a lot of people see them as pretentious but I think their songwriting is really interesting. I like how they focus on mental health over traditional love songs, and keep the music catchy and fun.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything. But sometimes nothing. Writer's bock sucks. In all seriousness though, I feel like I have to make music. Like I don't even really have a choice in the matter. It gives me a rush when I'm able to harness my creativity, it's deeply important to me.

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

I haven't really figured it out yet. I guess the one I'm sending right now is "if you don't relate to the songs on the radio, make your own."

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Amazing. I get a rush from the audience energy, it's a great feeling.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I don't really know. Right now I see making it in the music industry the same way I see winning the lottery. It would be cool if it was more like getting a job in other fields, you just submit a bunch of applications and if you do well you're in. Is that how jobs work? Man, I really hope the music thing works out.

What do you think of Drooble?

As of writing this, I just joined. So not much yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People who believe musicians are lazier than the average person. I practice for hours every day, and it's not always fun. It takes work.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not as much as I want to, but I'm improving. I've started going to local open mics. I'd like to find out more about local bands, though.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't know, but if you do can you let me know?

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Icon for Hire (but not their new album, the self titled one was the best) Alt-j? I guess their kind of popular though. I don't know as many small bands as I should.