Episode 96 - Abstract : Treat Time As The Opportunity

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Abstract is a recording artist on his first nationwide tour, Virtual Reality, alongside Ryan Oakes and Dylan Reese. Back in Spring of 2018, he played his music in Europe, 6,000+ miles away from his home on About Time, An International Tour with Yonas.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Jackson, Wyoming he started playing music very young. He had always been artistic, loved to draw and write as well. Early on he found out he was adopted at birth and thought of it as a blessing because he could create who he wanted to be and   not feel tied to following the footsteps of anyone.

Abstract did homeschool for a year so that he could focus on competitive skiing but with time he found his true passion was for creating and went all in on music. With years of trial and error, his studio became an environment for him to hone in on his craft. Even with all his producers living overseas, there has been a constant line of communication that is running 24 hours a day. No one is left behind and if he eats, they all do as well.

He has spent the past two years on his next him album that will incorporate a short film. As creatives, he believes we can express ourselves through any medium as long as we’re not afraid to put time into learning them.

In this episode he discusses the ability to fund his ideas is his definition of success, flow with the universe and don’t force things, taking inspiration from everything & creating something of our own and treating time as the opportunity.

 

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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Podcast Only)

  • Started music very young. Has always been artistic, loved to draw and writing (5:05)

  • Born in New Jersey, grew up in Jackson, Wyoming (7:50)

  • Found out he was adopted early on and loves it because he can be who he wants to be (9:30)

  • Did homeschool for a year so he could focus on competitive skiing (12:25)

  • Nothing’s Ever Felt Unattainable here (his studio) (15:58)

  • Getting into the creative zone/process (19:30)

  • Over 120 Millions plays on his biggest record “Neverland” came with some complications (26:40)

  • I Am Nothing Without Them (his team), And They’re Nothing Without Me (31:40)

  • Touring Europe with Yonas on About Time Tour (11 dates) (32:40)

  • As creatives, we can express ourselves through any medium (38:10)

  • Incorporating Moon 52 (2016), his streetwear brand in his next album (40:35)

  • Treat Time As The Opportunity (42:40)

  • The ability to fund his ideas is Abstract’s definition of success (48:05)

  • Flow With The Universe (50:10)

  • If Abstract wrote a book today, the title of it would be “Be You” (53:10)

  • Luke’s purpose is to use his music as tool as he continues to figure out who he is (56:15)

  • Day-to-day routines for Abstract (57:25)

  • Taking Inspiration from everything + creating something of your own (59:10)

  • Ask Bobbbaaaay 1 question: What’s the hardest thing with breaking the ice with people? (61:20)

  • Picture frame on the wall 10 years from now - whole team, his girlfriend at an movie premiere (67:05)

  • Find Abstract On social media

  • Advice to finding a passion/purpose (70:35)

  • Look at yourself + look at the themes of what you enjoy and follow it

  • Don’t be afraid to investigate yourself