Los Angeles native, Mr. Thundder has been making music since he was just eight years old. His passion to entertain grew with time and he developed a knack for production as well as a unique style and sound. An urban, rock, and Hip-Hop infused mash-up with Gospel inspired lyrics makes for a very individualized experience with the young artist. With his debut EP, the soon to be released With The Love on the horizon, we caught up with Mr. Thundder for a quick interview. Get familiar.
Parlé Magazine: First and foremost, what inspired your names, Mr. THUNDDER?
Mr. Thundder: I was always amazed by the big sound thunder has. It just stuck with me.
Parlé: How long have you been making music?
Mr. Thundder: I’ve been making music for 14 years.
Parlé: When did you realize your passion for music might develop into a career?
Mr. Thundder: When I heard good feedback from the fans.
Parlé: Who are some artists that inspire you?
Mr. Thundder: Tye Tribbett, Keith Wonderboy Johnson and Casting Crowns.
Parlé: Are you originally from California?
Mr. Thundder: Yes! Thankfully because the weather here is very pleasant always sunny and nice people also.
Parlé: Coming from a city as large as L.A., what are some obstacles you’ve faced so far early in your career?
Mr. Thundder: One thing was just getting noticed. What I did was create opportunities for myself to get exposure and put myself out there. I make sure all my material is ready in top notch shape ready to go so when the opportunity arrives everything is ready to go.
Parlé: What’s something you hope to bring to the industry that sets you apart from other acts?
Mr. Thundder: I bring skill, musicianship, passion and dedication to giving the world the best music there is.
Parlé: Finish this sentence: Music is…
Mr. Thundder: My love.
Parlé: Let’s talk about the new project you’re working on. What’s it titled? Why that name?
Mr. Thundder: The new project i’m working on is a an EP titled, With The Love. I picked that name because we are with Jesus’ unexplainable, awesome, sweet love. That’s what Jesus is all about, helping others and showing love.
Parlé: When do you anticipate a release?
Mr. Thundder: With The Love will be released mid to late April on itunes.
Parlé: What can listeners expect from the music?
Mr. Thundder: Head banging! A lot of head banging!
Parlé: For listeners that aren’t familiar with your work, how would you describe it?
Mr. Thundder: Pure energy and uplifting.
Parlé: You’re also a producer, how hard is it managing both sides of the music?
Mr. Thundder: Whenever I work I have fun with it i’m always up to a challenge. When I produce I make sure every song that’s done the melodies sound natural and the beat, vocals make peace with each other.
Parlé: Any final words you want to put out there?
Mr. Thundder: Have hope in God and don’t give up!
For more info on Mr. Thundder, check out his website: www.mrthundder.com