Why did you decide on Kevin Onedr?
HI! My name is Kevin Onedr and I’m here to be the biggest blessing I can possibly be. I create art. Genreless explosions of passion, Love, and life and meaning and energy and Light and Love and everything. I am an artist, musician, producer, designer, basically any and all creative endeavors. My life is a work of art. I create and do what I do to bring Light and change the world. To inspire, to encourage, to show, demonstrate, live and breath positivity and hopefulness in any way that I can… I just want to do the most good I can possibly do. This life is crazy, and I just want to do the right thing, I just want to be the best example of Love that i can. Art, touring, all things/outlets in the creative realm give me the ability to channel and be all that I am, which is absolutely exhilarating, and hey, I’m still learning and we have only just begun. My initials are KO, and I am to bring the kingdom of Heaven to earth through the arts, so the zion, the beauty, the hope, the wonder, the awestruck wonder, the awe, the wonder, Kevin Wonder, K – O, Kevin Onedr.
What drives you?
Jesus, human connection, new life, war, my future kids-kids and the world they’ll have to be in. This isn’t just music, I am not just a musician, I am not a band, or whatever you want to say or think or whatever, that’s fine… But I admire feelings, I respect nature, I admire somebody for standing up for what they feel passionate about and believe in, I admire honest attempt, I admire Love, I admire a single mother or father raising a family, I admire hard working people, struggling people, anyone battling things, I admire those battling depression, suicidal thoughts, I admire those who fight every day to eat food and stay alive, I admire the guy who gave me toll money the other day because I only had a card, like that man absolutely didn’t need to do that, he’s probably got a whole world of things to deal with himself but he chose to help me out, and that’s freaking inspiring to me, so I go out and Love 10x harder now. Thank you toll-man.
Everything drives me. It’s mainly the feeling i have deep inside of my chest. It’s God, it’s the kingdom of Heaven, it’s life, it’s Love, a never ending source of greatness. It’s incredible and I aim to get that out in this place by all means. God.
How do you get inspired for each new song?
They seem to just happen actually. All day long, every single day i am writing, whether in my head or on paper or in my heart. Constantly documenting and writing and observing and living and growing and experiencing every new day. It seems as if the collection of those sources come together and inevitably create a new piece of art, or musical track. God just speaks to me and I make what’s on my heart the best I can. That’s all there is to it. I have to make the art that I make. Everything is so inspiring and divine and beautiful that It has to be documented, it’s so gorgeous. My simple compositions and words don’t and could not do anywhere near justice, but I’m trying and giving it my all.
Your favorite bands/musicians?
I listen to everything really, and that’s certainly a testament to my ever changing and formulating “everything” sound. Musically, I’ve been listening to Prince, Nas, The Root’s Game Theory I was just listening to again, uhm, Hillsong United, Robert Glasper, I just saw him in Philly with the Experiment, that was cool. James Brown, Chili Peppers are one of my favorite bands, man I really am everywhere. I used to listen to Metallica. Jazz, smooth, funk, a Tribe called Quest, the wind, problems, solutions, things. But I don’t even think I make music, I make what needs to be made, just art, so I mostly just listen to God and myself. So, God and myself.
I noticed that you are creative in other areas, can you tell me a little about that?
Yeah man, It’s all part of the whole grand concept. Any way to get it out there, I can do it.. so I do. Whether that’s in video production in making a cool video with a message and linking the art and music, a collab with another artist who I feel fits, a fitness instructor, anything brother… It’s not just music, it’s about everything. I made computer graphics and things of the sort too. I do all the visuals for anything i’m affiliated or associate with, assuring that it is what it needs to be. I did my website, graphics, logo, album arts, music, i mean, all of it really. Just making art, making life. I’ve been playing guitar (which is my main instrument and focus i guess you could say) for, what, 11 years? And have been drawing, painting, doing digital works for about 6 or so…
A piece of advice for any upcoming artist?
Follow your passion. Be YOU. Don’t listen or worry about anything other than what you feel in your heart. You don’t have to be the best, you don’t have to be the smartest, just be you. The world will try to knock you, friends will try to knock you, family, i mean… this place is crazy and people are a collection of a trillion and one things that may or may not mesh with you… but absolutely non of that matters (hah). At the end of this life, how will you feel? Will you feel at peace? That’s how you should live every day.
Your personal mantra, quote, or advice received that you follow?
Follow your Passion. Be you. Here we go. Always do the right thing. Work hard. Why would you ever give up? Do you know how rare your life is? We are children of God, man, all individual and all here to do different things…and that’s incredible.
Where do you see your music going/What are your plans for the future?
Worldwide Force of Love & Excellence. The music is going to do what it needs to do for the world, and that’s crazy to know and think about. It’s going to be huge and for all the right reasons, and that’s the best part. Full bodied albums, Broadway plays, I need an orchestra. Just create and create and create everything. I’m going to be everywhere because I can and I want to. I feel as though there is a magnet in my chest which pulls me daily to where I need to be, and I trust in that Love, and most importantly in my savior Jesus. Worldwide tour, the craziest show on earth, pure and real art and creativity, movies, writing, everything. Exhibits, I want a MOMA Exhibit, so that would be cool. Paris, Italy, London Exhibits, I’ll probably do art for other artists, we’ll collab if it’s correct, and make the greatest things to ever be made together. Products, inventions, we’re already talking and doing what we do, so here we go. I already am, and I already have.
Dive into the works, let’s talk, let’s create, I have a crazy story about how this angel spoke to me in a vision, so I’d love to share that with you, I mean, here we go.
Thank you! Kevin –