PaulStar goes into the light with his introspective and astute single Find Myself — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song is about spiralling through dark times, and how you need to find that balance in life,” the award-nominated pop-rocker shares. “I’m happy to say that music has helped my broken heart heal and that, no matter what obstacle you may face, you just need to keep going … there’s always that one person who will say something negative to try and bring you down to their level just to feel better about themselves. To go back to Find Myself, there’s an element to this in that song’s meaning as well: jealous people are haters that want to see you fail, but that’s what has to motivate you to keep going with whatever it is you’re working on.”
The song and EP Find Myself mark a step into a new realm for PaulStar — aka Paul Napash. Nominated for an International Indigenous Hip-Hop Award for Best Producer & Beatmaker, the engineer, producer, and composer helms the record label PaulStar Entertainment, which has released a series of critically acclaimed singles; that said, Find Myself officially puts Napash on the other side of the equation, offering the debut EP of his own music.
A member of the Eeyou istchee community, and born and raised in Chisasibi, Que., the multi-disciplined Cree artist says he “bathed in music from infancy” thanks to his uncle’s weekly band rehearsals. “I quickly got into how music can act as a unifier within a community. I picked up a guitar at age nine, and realized there’d be no returning on this musical journey.
“I’m trying to go for something that represents the world as I live it, while sharing the best things in the world for me as I sense them,” he adds. “I’m proud of the way I’ve come, but there’s still a lot to accomplish.”