M.C. Pollock is an emerging electro-pop singer/songwriter. A tenor, Pollock creates songs reminiscent of artists including Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Prince, and Robin Thicke. Using contemporary synthesizers and modern rhythms such as Dubstep and House, Pollock progresses Top 40 beyond formulaic dance tunes to innovative works of art. Enjoy our interview below as we dive deep into M.C. Pollock’s music life.
Entertwine: How did you get your start into singing and writing electro pop music?
M.C. Pollock: I’m really enthusiastic about electro-pop music. I enjoy the infinite creativity of composing electronic instrumentals, and I think it’s fun. To be released on May 13, 2014, my single “I Love the Way You’re Doin’ It” illuminates that enthusiasm. I’ve also enjoyed singing all my life.
From the age of five to my early teens, I performed sight-read classical vocal music at weekly Anglican Church services, often singing Bach and Mozart. I enjoyed training in musical discipline and rules of composition. I sang in my High School’s most prestigious, audition-only accapella group, Madigrals, an ensemble invited several times to sing at the White House. In college, I led and sang in a funk soul band, a group that won numerous multi-college competitions, ultimately landing an original song on an episode of the Showtime original series, Californication.
ET: What originally attracted you to write this type of music over other genres like specifically pop or rock?
MP: committed to pushing the edges of the music envelope. I welcome new musical challenges.
ET: You said that some of your influences include artists like the late Michael Jackson and current pop mogul, Justin Timberlake – What is it about these artists that really get you excited to write and produce?
MP: I admire their discipline, skill, and organizational genius in creating musical empires that generated monumental national and international triumphs. I hope to emulate at least some of their success.
ET: If you could describe your music in three words, what would they be?
ET: What do you look to get out of your music career? Do you see your music being played on radios or in club settings?
MP: modernize pop for new audiences. I see my music being played everywhere from radio to clubs to commercials, and look forward to listeners’ reactions to my single releasing in May.
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