Interview with ABIAH | Talks at Google | Summary and Q&A

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October 22, 2013
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Interview with ABIAH | Talks at Google

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Abiah shares his musical journey, influences, writing process, and the inspiration behind his album "Life is a Ballad."

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Questions & Answers

Q: How did Abiah begin his music career and what were his influences?

Abiah started singing at nine years old and was influenced by classical music and Anita Baker's voice.

Q: What is Abiah's writing process like?

Abiah's writing process involves the lyrics, melody, and arrangement coming to him all at once, and it has been honed since a young age.

Q: How long did it take Abiah to write and record his album "Life is a Ballad"?

Majority of the songs for the album were written within two weeks, and the entire record was recorded in one day.

Q: What inspired the song "Life is a Ballad" and the album title?

The inspiration for the song and album title came from a moment on Oprah's show where the wife of Steve Irwin, who died, said that since he left, the wind stopped moving.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Abiah started singing at a young age and was influenced by classical music and Anita Baker.

  • He had a prolific writing process and wrote a whole album of songs by the age of 12.

  • Abiah's album "Life is a Ballad" was inspired by a moment on Oprah's show and is a collection of stories, not all autobiographical.

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