Margo Rey Habit Interview
Habit will have you hooked from the first note if you are looking for a talented artist in the singer/songwriter domain. You'll be taken away with the title track as Margo captures your attention with her commanding voice. Not only will her sensual vocals grab you but her band is wildly skilled.
Working your way through the CD or digital release, you'll be delighted to find the collaboration piece from Margo and John Oates, one of the frontmen from Hall and Oates.
Listening to their harmonies together on the smooth tracks "Let the Rain" and "Saturn Returns" is truly magical.
Margo is extremely gifted with the capacity to slow it down for her listeners and make them think about the song's meaning, like "Between Us", her current radio single and then hear Margo put a little funk into her music with the mesmerizing track "Pla$tic Karma."
Interview with Margo ReyQuestion:
How would you describe Habit? Margo Rey
: Habit is my homage to the beautiful era of singer songwriters that straddled two decades the 1970's and early 80's. Habit is a collection of 13 songs acknowledging all habits, good and bad. The recording was done in a super retro style with my own current Organica vibe. The artwork and photography are also homage to Helmut Newton and were brilliantly shot by Columbian photographer, Mauricio Velez.Question:
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry? Margo Rey
: Not really, only that I knew that it would be best if I found my own voice and didn't try to be like anyone else. That was really naive.Question:
Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration? Margo Rey
: Yes, since I was 16 years old.
Art is my biggest inspiration. Music, Dance, Paintings, Sculptures, Plays, Movies, Drama and Comedy in my life.Question:
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own? Margo Rey
: Wow, that's a tough question because there are artists that I listened to growing up who shaped me and artist now who continue to shape me, but here are a few: Sting, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Sarah, Ella, Miles and Thelonius.Question:
What's next? Tour/Album/Single? Margo Rey
: John Oates and I just wrote a song called Happy and we are both looking forward to producing it together. I am always in a state of perpetual touring, big and small, but my most exciting touring news of late is my tour this holiday. I am touring 27 cities in 31 days with Dave Koz and friend's holiday tour. I wrote a song called "This Holiday Night" that received a lot of attention this last year and I am so fortunate to be a part of a truly collaborative show that features Dave Koz, David Benoit, Sheila E., Javier Colon, and me, yay!Question:
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel? Margo Rey
: I guess a thought like that is part of being human but to answer your question, no, because I know art chooses the person. I write, I record, I sing because I have to it is where everything begins with me.Question:
Do you prefer performing live or recording? Margo Rey
: Neither, writing, recording, and performing live are like this trinity for me. All parts are interdependent of each other. I love them all so much. Like making your favourite recipe, finding the ingredients, preparing the meal, then serving it up to all your guests and getting to eat it.Question:
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry? Margo Rey
: My first experience singing at the age of four for an audience of about 300 people.Question:
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success? Margo Rey
: I am often under estimated. The way I am perceived isn't always how I am. It's been something that has helped shape me and make me stronger.Question:
What's a typical day like? Margo Rey
: I travel so much it really varies but I try to keep a few things consistent. My day involves yoga or a hike, playing my guitar, being creative and taking care of my two French bulldogs Gurdie and Pearl and if I can, sharing a meal with my husband Ron (we both travel a lot separately and together).Question:
What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist? Margo Rey
: Music has given me an unbelievably exciting life; I meet people in the most magical ways.Question:
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be? Margo Rey
: I've always wanted to write, record and sing with Stevie Wonder.Question:
Do you have a website fans can visit? Margo Rey
: Yes, of course www.MargoRey.comQuestion:
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Margo Rey
: I don't know that I have the answer to that question but I can tell you the philosophy that my husband and I have which is "have fun and be nice to each other".Question:
What message would you like your music to say to your fans? Margo Rey
: Find your own voice, be happy, everything you do has a cause and effect and that's powerful.Question:
Tell us about working with John Oates? Margo Rey
: Absolutely life changing. He is brilliant and I learned so much from him about how to approach this craft. He is kind, easy to be around he made me feel at ease. The first time we wrote together was the day we met. We wrote in his home in Aspen. The next time in Nashville, then Vegas, then Aspen again. We've written several songs and I am honoured to be a friend to him and his wife Aimee.