Words and photography by Jina Kim
“I want to be remembered for helping people and putting people on, teaching people, helping my friends, help my family. Just being nice, genuine. That’s what I’d like to be known for.”
The world is always in need of kind-hearted people and we’re blessed to have an abundance of artists who embody that quality in the music industry. Softest Hard is one of those individuals. During our “sidewalk talk” interview, she speaks about her work ethic, the importance of generosity, and how showing gratitude has positively impacted her perspective on life. Her positive mindset radiates inspiration to everyone around her.
Watch the video interview:
What is your top goal on your bucket list?
Number 1 has always been on my bucket list to give my mom a duffel bag with $100,000 in it. Full of cash. That’s number one on my bucket list and I always say that to my assistant. I want to do that for my mom so bad because I love my mom and she deserves it and that needs to happen.
What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
To not be so hard on yourself/myself. I’m still learning to not be as hard, but I tend to overthink and think of the worst case scenario and I trick myself into believing it.
What’s your method to getting over that?
I kind of just stop what I’m doing and tell myself “you’re trippin, stay positive.” I reel myself back in and think positive. Stay in the moment, don’t think in the future, if you can’t change it, don’t freak out too much. Just stay positive.
What emotion do you feel the most?
Happy. I try to be happy as much as I can because life is way way way too short and I feel grateful alot just cuz I’m always thinking about how blessed I am with everything.
Moving to LA at 17
I have always been super grown like I’ve always been way more grown for my age like even when I was a kid I would always take care of myself, so when I decided to move out my mom already knew I was smart enough to be by myself.
“Stay in the moment, don’t think in the future, if you can’t change it, don’t freak out too much.”
How do you think you’ve grown as a person since you first started?
So much in every single aspect I feel like it’s definitely all about learning and fixing mistakes and learning from them but I definitely feel like I’ve grown so much since I first started DJing. It’s like with anything, the more you do it, the more you learn. You just master it.
What is the biggest lesson you learned in the music industry?
I think, for me, it’s learning about business. You really need the right team and you really need to know the people you’re working with, you really need to know what you’re signing.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
To just be happy. Just do what makes you happy at the end of the day. Whether it’s in regarding friends, family, business, do what you want to do. Do what makes you happy.
I tend to always put people before me and I’ll tend to care about my friends and family more than I care about myself so putting myself first and making sure I’m happy
What’s next for Softest Hard?
Playing HARD Summer next! It’s going to be super fun and then I have one more single coming out. My album comes out this year which I’m super excited about, I have alot of cool features on there and it’s my first album/baby, so that’s all that’s really on my mind.