We had the good fortune of connecting with B. Cloy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi B., how do you define success?
I think there are many different versions of success. People tend to define success as being super wealthy, owning the most expensive designer brands, and driving a fancy car. I think that is the biggest misconception. To me, someone is successful when they can keep their bills paid, provide for themselves, and are thriving in their career. Everyone is successful in their own way. And when you get caught up comparing someone else’s success to yours, that’s when you really start to feel like a failure.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I make music for people who wear their heart on their sleeve. Anything that I write on paper I really mean it, and every time I sing into a mic I want people to feel exactly what I’m feeling. I’ve been singing since I was 8 but I didn’t start taking music seriously until I was 18. I’m 23 now. I went to college and I worked my ass off to balance music and school. It wasn’t easy but nothing good ever comes easy. One thing that I learned as an artist is that you have to know how to separate the real from the fake. Some people will come to you making empty promises, and others will want to be around you just so they can say they know you. But you will also meet people who are genuine and will do anything to help win. So you have to be able to tell the difference. What I want people to know is that music is a gift. And I’m glad that I can be the gift giver.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Alright so in Orlando we have a lot of nice spots for food. One of my favorite places is Another Broken Egg. It’s a nice little breakfast place. One of my favorite places to chill is Jay Blanchard Park. I know, it seems so simple and bland but no the park is actually really nice. It’s real peaceful. But if you want to do something a little more entertaining, then you should definitely go to Defy. It’s a trampoline park. Who doesn’t like trampolines?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to God. He really snapped when he made me.