Born Corey Lima, Trey decided to alter his name to fit his future career. Being born into a musical family, Trey then found his natural talents for music. With the inspiration from a variety of artists Trey began to see music differently. Whether its T-Pain or Childish Gambino to Justin Timberlake and Pharrell, Trey always based himself on being versatile with his music.
Trey Freaks is not only an aspiring artist from Brampton, Ontario. He also manages a few of his own independent artists. Trey is going full speed towards the future by constantly recording music and improving on his rap skills. His wild work ethics won’t slow him down nor stop him from evolving. Trey is effectively proving his unique creativity within the studio and on stage. Devoting him to become a truly great artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
TREY FREAKS: I’m from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
TREY FREAKS: Well it all starts with my family. My dad has been the biggest influence on my music. He played in a band in El Salvador, his instrument was the piano. As well as when I was young he played a range of different music with me. He played music anywhere from funk to disco or salsa to bachata and merengue. As well as R&B to hip hop, soul and even jazz. On my father’s side everyone did something evolving music. One of my brothers is a DJ of over 20 years. He started his own DJ business. My other brother is a producer and singer. He started at a young age and eventually taught me how to produce music and use a microphone. My family has always been musically inclined, which still travels throughout my family. My nieces and nephews have been learning piano, guitar, singing, dancing, producing and many other music related things.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
TREY FREAKS: I want to record and release music because it’s always been a passion of mine. Since I was young growing up in a musical family, I was always around creative people. This lead me to be a DJ at the age of 10, start producing at 14 then eventually I picked up the microphone at 16. From then I started to work on my own music, improving myself and developing my own sound. This ultimately led me to wanting to release my own music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
TREY FREAKS: My songs are based on things I feel, see and do on an everyday basis. My songs usually range from love, whether its heartbreaks or happiness to having a good time. Whatever the case, I want people to be able to relate to my music and have a good time while listening to it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
TREY FREAKS: My fan base is directed towards people who are 20+, because I relate more to that age group. They tend to understand where my music creativity and lyrical content comes from.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
TREY FREAKS: My music is influenced by T-Pain, Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. Listening to my music you can hear a little of each of them in my songs. Whether it’s the way my lyrics flow in comparison to Childish Gambino or how my beats just make you want to dance and move like Pharrells music. As well as making songs you can listen to at any time of the day or into the next generation like JT. However I would say I’m influenced by T-Pain the most because of his longevity in the music industry and his versatility.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
TREY FREAKS: “Something you wouldn’t expect”. I would describe my music like that because based on my appearance people would expect my music to be a lot of hip hop but I do R&B, soul and a little bit of funk.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
TREY FREAKS: My beat selection, my flow, my creative mind and lyrical content allow me to stand out from other artists because it isn’t the average sound of today. Since I’m 20, people expect my music to be based on what the music industry has out today. However I do the opposite by talking about love, which has seemed to diminish out of today’s music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
TREY FREAKS: I am currently working on two solo projects, a mixtape and an album. The first project is called “Basement Music” which is a mixtape that shows how versatile I can be and that I can reach out to many fans on many different levels. Whether that’s partying, having a good time or just sitting back dwelling on what we have in our lives. The second project is called “Lost in her”. It’s my second album which is taking my fans back in time to give them more of an idea in depth of where I’ve came from. This leads into my album “Take II” which is where I want to be.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TREY FREAKS: The goals I have for my career is to be an inspiration to anyone and everyone. To let them know that they can do whatever they truly want to do. To allow them to be inspired by my story that way they would want to follow their dreams and fantasies. Also I want to make an impact on the music industry by introducing the world to my style of music. In 10 years I see myself running my own music label, helping other young artists like me to help develop a career that they always wanted. I want to be able to give more people a chance to follow their dreams and do things they didn’t think was possible.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
TREY FREAKS: Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, Reverbnation, YouTube, AudioMack are the ways my fans can access my music or contact me. If they have any questions or comments they should feel free to ask me anything on any of these social media sites.