Welcome to "Behind the Song" with Ahmad McCown, where we delve into the life and artistry of this talented musician. Ahmad McCown's journey in the world of music began with a deep love for legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross, which inspired him from a young age. Hailing from Georgia and raised in Delaware, Ahmad's passion for music led him to participate in school choirs and talent shows. As he grew, he nurtured his musical talents through writing and composing original songs while joining his local church's youth band and worship team. In this interview, we'll get a glimpse into the mind and heart of Ahmad McCown, exploring his creative process, inspirations, and his dedication to creating memorable music that leaves a lasting impact. For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough...then tell us more!!
Inspirational, Motivational, Positive
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
I would have to say that my favorite part of being an artist would have to be songwriting. It's my way of expressing myself. I have fallen in love with the creative process. I really get a kick out of gathering my thoughts in an artistic fashion.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I call the studio my home. I feel so comfortable there. It is where I belong. When I entered the studio for the first time, I felt like a kid at the toy store. I was so stunned and amazed at all of the instruments, equipment, and use of technology. Music has really evolved.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
When I'm not doing music, I enjoy reading and listening to motivational videos. I believe everyone should take personal development more seriously.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
I admire anyone who has made the decision to choose this career path because it is not easy. It takes a lot of courage to take the time to invest in yourself and follow your dreams.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
A few years ago, I wrote a song called "My Destination." I consider that the most emotional song I've written because I feel that it's a song that everyone can relate to. The whole concept of the song was to let all of the naysayers know that despite what you think or how you feel about me, I am going to continue to embark on this journey. The music video for My Destination is available on YouTube, Vevo, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
I've been spending this year writing a lot of new material and promoting the songs I have previously released. I plan on shooting another music video for one of my singles before the year ends. I plan to go into the studio sometime next year. In the meantime, I'm continuing to research website development, merchandising, and promotion.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
You can find my music on songwhip.com/ahmadmccown And you can follow me on: Spotify Instagram @ahmad_mccown90 Twitter @AhmadMcCown90 TikTok @ahmadmccown
About Ahmad McCown
It all started with a stereo, a keyboard, and a Georgia-born/Delaware-raised boy with a dream. The moment Ahmad was able to quote song lyrics as a toddler, he knew he found a new love; that new love was music. From that special day, Ahmad McCown was listening to the sounds of legends such as: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross. In addition to being introduced to these talented artists, McCown became heavily influenced by artists in the names of Tevin Campbell, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Musiq Soulchild, Donell Jones, and many others.
As time went by, McCown decided to use his musical gifts by participating in elementary school choirs and high school talent shows. At that young age, Ahmad knew he wanted to take his talent to a new level. When Ahmad was fifteen years old, he got the chance to work on his musical talents when he received a keyboard as a gift from his parents. While attending high school and college, McCown spent the majority of his time writing and composing original songs. He then went on to join the youth band and the worship team at his local church.
With Ahmad having a strong passion for music, his main focus is longevity. McCown is hoping to release material that people will remember years from now. In Ahmad’s eyes, it’s not just about making music. It’s about making memories. Because McCown is just now embarking on his musical journey, he knows he still has a lot to learn. He plans on educating himself by learning from those who have had major success in the world of entertainment. Ahmad truly understands that he has to learn to crawl before he can walk. He hopes one day his journey inspires others to follow their heart and to go pursue whatever it is they have been called to do. McCown believes that God has blessed everyone with a special gift and that He would want us to use that gift or else He wouldn’t have given it to us.