Last Man Standing by Kovan Baldwin
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Kovan Baldwin is a R&B/Soul artist that was born in Seattle, WA raised in Minneapolis, MN and is really starting to make waves of his own throughout the music industry. With influences from Jehovah God, Family, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Ne-Yo and NSYNC, it’s easy to see how he created his own unique style that has people from all across the word buzzing.
His style is R&B/Soul mixed with a little bit of pop music and is smoothly delivered while expressing the intricate but easily relatable feelings about love/relationships. That is further evident by all the press coverage Kovan Baldwin has been getting throughout his home state and across the nation, such as WCCO CBS Minnesota and described as The New Twin Cities Sound! With all the press coverage he receives, paired with the great music he has created, it’s no surprise that he’s had the opportunity to work with big names such as Adina Howard, Lenny Williams, Pleasure P, Alexander O’Neal, Ying Yang Twins and more. While the legends sculpted Kovan Baldwin’s style and the people he’s worked with are big names, he looks to his children for inspiration, especially his daughter because he aims to create music that she can sing along to and can actually repeat. It’s really easy to see that this Kovan Baldwin’s calling and that is exemplified by the quality of every song he releases, so make sure to check him out anywhere music is streamed or sold!
What first got you into music? I first got into music in 2007 that's when I wrote my very first album. I sold it locally to friends and family it was titled 'Bout Time
Who inspired you to make music? There wasn't one person in particular that inspired me to make music but I just wanted to make a difference and write R&B music that was positive and make a difference. My family and Jehovah God inspire me to make music.
How would you describe the music that you typically create? Positive, heartfelt, love and passionate.
What is your creative process like? I record a melody on my phone go back to it and just write. Songs have a way of coming to me. I definitely was blessed with a gift
Who would you most like to collaborate with? This is a very hard question so I only get one person Taylor Swift probably
what is one message you would give to your fans? Be yourself and don't change for anyone
What is the most useless talent you have? Wow umm cooking because my wife is a lot better.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs? Yes usually random songs that come to my head that's how some of the creative process comes about lol but usually Mario, Usher, Ne-Yo
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career? I also am a full time husband, father and if it wasn't for Covid-19 I'd be working full time as a front-end supervisor at Costco
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? I have performed at Fine Line Cafe in Minneapolis, First Ave & 7th Entry, Mississppi National Regional Park the Red Sea, University of Minnesota, Venues in Wisconsin and Arizona, Apache Cafe in ATL, Bad Boy Records in 2013. Fav place First AVe. Downtown Minneapolis and least would be the Red SEa Do you
Have any upcoming shows? I don't have any upcoming shows at this time due to Covid 19.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? I feel it has impacted the music business in a positive way musicians are able to get their music out there to more people and being able to engage with their fans.
What is your favorite song to perform? I haven't written that song yet.
Which famous musicians do you admire? Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Getting into debt and not listening to my wife one time.
What is the best advice you’ve been given? Keep moving forward and get back up when you get knocked down.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? Definitely the cost of being an artist. Too expensive to keep up
What’s next for you? Working on a music video for the single Last Man Standing and shopping my business plan around to potential investors.