PEAK3 Puts Chicago On The Map
PEAK3 is a Chicago native who delivers melodic sounds and lyrics throughout his craft. The Trapsoul artist gravitates towards creating music based upon the things he has experienced or seen throughout his life. He is currently working on releasing his project “PSALMS” which is set to drop this summer. Get to know PEAK3 below!
What inspired your artist name? And where did you get the name from ?
My last name is Peake. Everybody called me by my last name growing up so I figured I would start with that. The 3 came in because I tried 3 different SoundCloud’s before I really got comfortable in my own music and found my sound. Ironically, when I start getting into spiritual and energy stuff, I also found that 3 was my life number. 3 is the life path number of the artist. So just made sense to put the 3 in my name. Plus it looked like a backwards E to me.
Who is your biggest motivation?
Would definitely say my mom. Because of her I always grew up around music when she went to Columbia College. I always was at her performances, trying to sing in the choir-like her, & freestyle on the microphone how she used to in church.
If you can pick any show or venue to headline, which it be and why?
I would like to perform at Millennium Park in Chicago. It’s where I saw one of my first concerts.
What is the best piece of advice you received? From who? “Just release bro.”
From an artist at my old high school. I was nervous my music wasn’t good enough & he told me to “just release bro.” It let me know that you’re only going to get better, be able to gauge folks’ opinions, and how people are or are not accepting your content based on releasing. You can’t just keep sitting around holding on to stuff and not letting any border audiences ever hear it.
What is one goal you hope to achieve in the next year? How or what will you do to achieve it?
I hope to be heard by more people and to make more fruitful connections within music and the art space.
Why should people listen to your music?
Because they will always hear my heart. In that, it’s always rooted in honesty. Plus most of the stuff I make is super relatable.
List any major accomplishments relating to your career.
Definitely, homie signed to Sony letting me write and co-write with him. It has put me on a path to do music even if I don’t go where I want to as an artist, I can always write and help other folk craft their sounds. I have a decent amount of writing credits with him at the moment.