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Nathan Menard is Changing the Face of the Music World

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Breaking into America’s music industry is notoriously hard to do, and those who manage to make it through the front door are those who are persistent enough to gut it out. Musical artist and producer Nathan Menard is accomplishing what others only dream of doing: he is bringing his music to the public and getting recognition for his soulful songs that make his listeners get up out of their seats and dance. 

“I am pursuing my dream, definitely,” Nathan says. “I’ve put many years of hard work into developing my music to where it is now, and so it is gratifying to finally be able to show the world what I can do: produce songs that remind people of their special memories and of love and hope. I am lifting people’s spirits in a time that has, of course, been stressful and uncertain for many.”

Nathan got his start in music when he was fourteen. “Marvin Gaye is the reason I am where I am today. After not really hearing any music in my childhood, I heard him sing. I can’t emphasize enough what a moment that was. I vowed I would do whatever it took to sound like that and make music that made people feel like I did that day: confident, dreamy, in love, and wanting to dance.”

Nathan thrived as he taught himself everything he knows about music. “Those were some great days,” he says. “I learned how to play the drums, guitar, and piano. I also taught myself production, song writing, mixing, and mastering. Up until this point, I’ve done everything on my own and have just learned to master my craft.”

Nathan is thoughtful as he thinks about the impact he wants his music to make on other people. “I want to bring the zeal and color back to life and love. I think people have forgotten how to celebrate life, and I want my music to remind them.”

More people are finding Nathan’s music because it is very relatable. “In my most recent single, “Lottery,” I explore the idea of being overlooked. Everyone feels this way at some point, right? Whether it’s in the workplace, at home, or in their love life, everyone feels overlooked even though they have so much to offer. That’s what I try to put in my music: a full-blown comprehension of the world, love, life, music, and what all of that means.”

Nathan’s romantic nature comes out when he describes his definition of success. “I will know I have arrived when a fan plans a surprise date for their lady, and at the end of the night, they light some candles and dance to my song under the moonlight. I also wouldn’t mind one of the more banging R&B hits being used for a Tik Tok dance trend.”

Nathan knows that he faces long odds in his profession. “It doesn’t matter, though,” he says. “I have something special to offer a listener. I know I probably sound like every person that’s ever auditioned for American Idol, but man, my whole life I’ve been an optimist. I am filled with joy and a passion for music that is heard with the heart and responded to with dancing. I don’t take any shortcuts when I express what I feel or mean. I’ve got music and life in me that’s just waiting to be released. Long story short, I think I have talent and heart, and I’ve been overlooked. I am a winning lottery ticket just waiting to be scratched.”

Nathan believes the success he pursues is only one step away. “All it takes is for one manager or agent to hear my music, believe it like I do, and share the same vision and passion. Man, I would love that, and I hope that doors will swing open. I’ve already experienced what it’s like to perform in front of crowds of people, and it was a real rush. Being able to sing and connect with the audience was indescribable. I won’t stop until I can do that again. There’s nothing like it.”

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