Alternative-ElectroPop artist CORVYX was born in the eye of a genre thunderstorm. Influenced by grunge, pop, dark wave, indie, rap, hip-hop, rock, metal and top 40 hitters. A haunting, riveting, and authentic voice with a fearless image to match.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where do you reside now?
Staten Island, New York born and bred, but I sometimes believed I was dropped from a spaceship. Fortunate enough to have garnered a fanbase across the world while hustling hard in my hometown.
Who are you as an artist and what are the ingredients that make you who you are?
CORVYX is an elixir of sorts. A concoction of nostalgic and millennial elements. I think I blur the lines of what people are drawn to and what people are scared to reveal about themselves. Rooted in the poetic and provocative spirit many artists lived in the 90s, CORVYX is a storyteller. Contemporary mainstream music sometimes lacks the empathy and vision songs of yesteryear evoked, and I’ve exercised my platform on YouTube to really showcase that any song can be told through an alternative scope. With over 40 music videos on my channel, CORVYX has taken a life of its own becoming the conduit of the past, present, and future.
How did you begin your love affair with music?
At the risk of sounding cliché, I came from a very dysfunctional home (tale as old as time), and my older sister would lock us in her room, turn the volume all the way up while arguments ensued downstairs. At a young age, she started recording me on our landline answering machine as a way to entertain herself and we eventually graduated to cassette recordings of a raspy 3 year old boy singing “Hero” by Mariah Carey. My mother was also a recording artist in Italy as an adolescent and was constantly serenading us around the house, so I guess you can say it’s in the genes.
Tell us about your music video ‘House Of The Rising Sun’:
‘House of the Rising Sun’ was the psychological lovechild of my fascination with how a song can be reborn so many ways and my affinity for Ryan Murphy’s signature American Horror Story aesthetic. And if I am being completely honest, I was looking to pitch this song to FX and the American Horror Story music supervisors for their “Murder House/Coven” crossover. I thought the vision for this music video was the perfect blend of old-world and contemporary. I wanted to emulate the supernatural energy of New Orleans while manifesting the birth of my very own CORVYX Coven.
What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
My ultimate goal is to keep creating and to sustain a lifestyle and connect with people through the art. It used to be about getting to the Grammys and conquering the industry and although I’d still love that platform, I’d love to keep creating and finding success even if it’s on a smaller scale.
How would you like to connect with your fans and what would you like to say to them?
I connect with my fans every single day and that is the most amazing part about being an entertainer via social media platforms. You can reach/connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, at any given moment. I never strived to be a role model and I still don’t, however, I just hope that I can inspire people to be more like themselves regardless of what society has molded us to believe is “beautiful”.
Describe your personal style:
Avant-Garde, Futuristic, Sleek, Tribal, Minimalist, Alternative, Industrial. If Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, and Dark Korean fashion had a baby.
Do you have a dark side?
Doesn’t everyone? I think human nature isn’t inherently “good”. It’s not cynicism and it’s not pessimism. I believe it’s evolution and survival of the fittest and if it came down to it, it’s every man for himself. Maybe that’s my dark side… At my core, I am nauseatingly optimistic and I love to see the best in people but I also think the most interesting parts about people are the murkiest.
I’d love to continue my path in the world of YouTube and to finally put out my much anticipated EP. After my EP is released, I want to start live gigging again and putting together a show that can be remembered as an experience whilst maintaining my social media presence/connection with my fans. NEW Music video below:
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark Beauty means finding appeal/allure in the things most people would overlook or steer away from because it’s not the popular opinion. The ability to exercise empathy and understanding by looking for the beauty in something that most would classify as ‘ugly’ or ‘strange’. Quite simply, Dark Beauty means finding the good in the bad and expanding the ongoing conversation on what people believe is beautiful. It’s objectivity. It’s another option.